Luka Doncic rates as the best shot creator in the NBA by new metric

Dallas Mavericks, Luka Doncic
Dallas Mavericks, Luka Doncic / Rob Gray-USA TODAY Sports

The Dallas Mavericks and their fans know just how special Luka Doncic is on a nightly basis. The 23-year-old superstar is no stranger to setting records and becoming the youngest player in NBA history to produce a stat line. After four NBA seasons, Doncic is averaging 26.4 points, 8.5 rebounds, and 8.0 assists per game, and it is only going up from here.

He finished fifth in the MVP voting in 2022 to make it three straight years in the top six. Luka won Rookie of the Year in 2019 and has three All-Star appearances under his belt. The 23-year-old is looking to make the first-team All-NBA for the third straight year too.

Others may not appreciate Doncic’s greatness, especially on the offensive end of the floor. The 6’7 point guard helped the Mavericks produce the highest offensive rating in the NBA in 2020, and he is unquestionably one of the best shot creators, but how good?

Dallas Mavericks star Luka Doncic rates as best shot creator in NBA by new metric

Synergy created a new metric that helps determine shot quality created by a player where it estimates how many points they added to their teammates' shots over the last two seasons. Doncic added 5.3 points per 100 teammate attempts, which led the NBA. Fans can see the top 20 players in the new metric below.

Doncic was far and away the best player in Synergy’s new metric. He created 0.4 points per 100 shots more than Trae Young, who finished second. Luka had a 1.8-point edge on D’Angelo Russell or the tenth best shot creator in the league. Doncic’s ability to get into the paint and find open shooters is otherworldly, and it should be no surprise that he rated as the best shot creator in the league in this new metric.

Luka Doncic is just getting started. The 23-year-old superstar continues to improve his game, and he still has a few new levels to add before he reaches his prime, so stay tuned.

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