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5 Players with the highest usage rate in the NBA this season

Karan Vinod
Modified 27 Feb 2020, 20:25 IST

#2 Luka Doncic - 36.1 minutes per game

Luka Doncic represents the Dallas Mavericks
Luka Doncic represents the Dallas Mavericks

After winning the Rookie of the Year last season, few expected Luka Doncic to have a better campaign in his second year. However, that hasn't been the case as Luka is having his best career to date playing for the Dallas Mavericks.

The guard is averaging 28.7 points, 9.6 rebounds, and 8.7 assists despite shooting at a meager 32.3% from the range largely because of the sheer number of attempts he's had. Averaging nearly a triple-double for the season, Luka is leading the way for the Mavericks as they hope to go deep in the playoffs.

Having such a great season, the Mavericks run their offense through the guard which is why he has a 36.1% usage rate which is the third-highest in the league.

#1 Giannis Antetokounmpo - 36.3%

The Greek Freak will be a free agent in the summer of 2021
The Greek Freak will be a free agent in the summer of 2021

The reigning MVP, Giannis Antetokounmpo is once again the frontrunner to pick up the prestigious award this season. Leading the way for the Milwaukee Bucks, the Greek Freak is averaging 29.7 points, 13.7 rebounds, and 5.8 assists this term while shooting over 31% from the range which is a considerable improvement from last year.

The Bucks are running their entire offense through Giannis and are one of the reasons why he is clocking the highest usage rate in the league with 36.3%. He is just as present on the defense as he is on the offensive side of the floor. With the franchise being by far the best team in the league, it's a testament to how good Giannis has been this season.

The Bucks will be hoping to take some workload off him with the postseason fast approaching and their desire to win the NBA championship this term.

Published 27 Feb 2020, 20:25 IST
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