Luka Dončić has been named First Team All-NBA for the 2021-22 season. It is Dončić’s fourth First-Team All-NBA selection in his five-year career with the Dallas Mavericks. Dončić joins Larry Bird, George Gervin and Tim Duncan as the only players to earn four-or-more All-NBA First Team selections within their first five seasons since the ABA/NBA merger (1976-77).
Dončić averaged 32.4 points, 8.6 rebounds and 8.0 assists per game in 2022-23. He joined Michael Jordan (32.5 ppg, 8.0 rpg and 8.0 apg in 1988-89) as the only players in NBA history to average at least 32.0 points, 8.0 rebounds and 8.0 assists per game in a season.
Dončić finished second in the NBA in scoring behind Philadelphia’s Joel Embiid (33.1 ppg). He broke Mark Aguirre’s single-season franchise record (29.5 ppg in 1983-84) for the highest-scoring average in Mavericks history.
Aguirre (2nd, 29.5 ppg, 1983-84) and Dončić (2nd, 32.4 ppg, 2022-23 and 3rd, 28.4 ppg, 2021-22) are the only Mavericks to finish in the top three in the league in scoring.
Dončić ranked second in scoring, sixth in assists and 25th in rebounds. He finished in the top 25 in all three categories for the fourth year in a row.
Dončić was named NBA Western Conference Player of the Month for December. It marked the third time in his career he has received the honor (Nov 2019, Feb 2022). He averaged 35.1 PPG (.519 FG%, .424 3FG%), 9.3 APG, 8.5 RPG 1.6 STL in 15 games. Mavs went 11-4 in those games. Dončić was selected to his fourth All-Star appearance this season.
2022-23 All-NBA First Team
Giannis Antetokounmpo, Jayson Tatum, Joel Embiid, Shai Gilgeous-Alexander, Luka Dončić
2022-23 All-NBA Second Team
Nikola Jokić, Donovan Mitchell, Stephen Curry, Jimmy Butler, Jaylen Brown
2022-23 All-NBA Third Team
Domantas Sabonis, De’Aaron Fox, Damian Lillard, Julius Randle, LeBron James
Dallas Mavericks All-NBA History
Luka Dončić has the second most All-NBA selections in Dallas Mavericks franchise history (4). Dončić is now tied with 2023 Hall of Fame inductee Dirk Nowitzki for the most All-NBA First Team selections in franchise history.
First Team All-NBA
- Luka Dončić: 2019-20, 2020-21, 2021-22, 2022-23.
- Dirk Nowitzki: 2004-05, 2005-06, 2006-07, 2008-09.
Second Team All-NBA
- Dirk Nowitzki: 2001-02, 2002-03, 2007-08, 2009-10, 2010-11.
Third Team All-NBA
- Dirk Nowitzki: 2000-01, 2003-04, 2011-12.
- Steve Nash: 2001-02, 2002-03.
Career-High in Points
Dončić poured in a career-high 60 points (21-31 FG, 2-6 3FG, 16-22 FT), including 25 in the fourth quarter and overtime (and the game-tying FG off an intentionally missed FT with 1.0 second left to force OT), to go along with a career-high 21 rebounds, 10 assists, 2 steals and 1 block in a career-high 47 minutes in Dallas’ 126-121 come-from-behind win vs. NYK (12/27/22).
Dončić became the first player in NBA history to record a 60-point, 20-rebound triple-double. It also marked the second 60-point triple-double of any kind in league history (James Harden, 60 points, 10 rebounds, 11 assists vs. ORL 1/30/18).
His 60 points set a Mavericks franchise record (previous: 53, Dirk Nowitzki, vs. HOU 12/2/04, OT).
Luka Dončić has a franchise-best 56 triple-doubles, which are already more than every other current and former Maverick combined (40). Dončić recorded 10 triple-doubles in 2022-23, finished third behind Nikola Jokić and Domantas Sabonis. He also has the second most triple-doubles in NBA history before turning 24 years old (56).