Shocking stat from Dallas Mavericks after 6 games: 2. Best offense in NBA
Through six games, the Mavs have the best offensive rating in the league at 119.0. They are 0.5 points per 100 possessions better than the second-ranked Phoenix Suns, and 4.8 points better than the tenth-ranked Portland Trail Blazers. The Mavericks' offense has been elite, and they have the fourth-best net rating in the league, despite being just 3-3 after six games.
Dallas has been here before with Luka Doncic leading the way. They had the best offensive rating in NBA history during the 2019-2020 season when number 77 was doing most of the heavy lifting on offense. This was before Jalen Brunson broke out, and Spencer Dinwiddie was still playing for the Nets. Multiple teams broke their mark the next year, but Luka and the Mavs are no strangers to having an elite offense.
The Brooklyn Nets have the highest offensive rating in NBA history for an entire season at 117.3, and four teams are on pace to top that mark this season. Dallas sits nearly two points better after 298 minutes of action. Can the Mavericks break the record? It is a lofty standard to produce over 82 games.
Do not be surprised to see the Dallas Mavericks have the best offense in the NBA this season. Christian Wood gives them another dimension, and the team could upgrade further ahead of the trade deadline.