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Dallas Mavericks: Why Luka Doncic is the best offensive player in the NBA

Dallas Mavericks Luka Doncic Mandatory Credit: Jerome Miron-USA TODAY Sports
Dallas Mavericks Luka Doncic Mandatory Credit: Jerome Miron-USA TODAY Sports
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Dallas Mavericks, Luka Doncic
Dallas Mavericks Luka Doncic Mandatory Credit: Nelson Chenault-USA TODAY Sports

Why Dallas Mavericks star Luka Doncic is the best offensive player in NBA: 1. Clutch

The best offensive player in the league has to be able to connect on the biggest shots. There are none more important than those taken late in close games. Fans witnessed Luka nailed an impossible game-winning buzzer-beater against the Grizzlies on April 14.

It was far from a one-off for Doncic. He drilled another one to take Game 4 in their first-round playoff series against the LA Clippers inside the bubble.

Luka’s clutch numbers as defined by NBA Stats are promising, but not the best. He takes 2.4 field goal attempts per clutch game (score within five points in the last five minutes) and hits them at 45.3 percent. Damian Lillard and Nikola Jokic are both over 50 percent in those situations.

Doncic shines brightest when it matters most, though. Inside the final minute with the score within five points, the Mavericks superstar is 11 of 17 this season or 64.7 percent. It is the highest field goal percentage of any player with at least ten attempts.

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Fans want Luka Doncic to have the ball with the game on the line. Add that to his incredible scoring and playmaking ability to make the Dallas Mavericks’ superstar the best offensive player in the NBA right now.

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