Not only is Luka Doncic good, but he is a once in a generation type talent who will make the Dallas Mavericks championship contenders for the next couple of decades. The 21-year old Slovenian is arguably the best player in the league under the age of 24 and took the NBA world by storm last season with his play.
Doncic averaged 28.8 points, 9.4 rebounds, 8.8 assists, and shot 46.3% from the floor, 31.6% from three-point range, solidifying himself as one of the favorites to win the 2020-21 NBA MVP. It should come as no surprise to those that know Luka Doncic’s backstory to see him this successful in the NBA at such a young age.
At just 16-years old, Doncic started playing professionally for Real Madrid in Spain and quickly became one of the best players in the EuroLeague. Just two years after debuting with Real Madrid, Doncic helped lead them to the 2018 EuroLeague title, winning EuroLeague MVP as well as the Final Four MVP. He was selected to the EuroLeague 2010-20 All-Decade team and as a teenager, was one of the best players in EuroLeague history.
With Luka Doncic and Kristaps Porzingis running things for the Dallas Mavericks, this organization has two, unbelievable young talents that they can build around for years to come. They intended to do so this offseason by trading for Josh Richardson on the wing, as well as re-signing Trey Burke, who had a fantastic run after signing a contract to join the Mavs in the NBA bubble since backup point guard, Jalen Brunson, was injured.
The crazy thing about this year’s Dallas Mavericks team is that even though they do not appear to have many x-factors outside of Doncic and Porzingis, they could still end up being one of the better teams in the Western Conference. Luka Doncic is one of few players in the entire NBA who could potentially carry a team on their own and he may do so this season with Porzingis by his side.
Here are 4 bold predictions for the Dallas Mavericks ahead of the 2020-21 NBA season.