Dallas Mavericks point forward Luka Doncic has a 30-point game early in his NBA career, and he is already the Mavs best scorer.
The Dallas Mavericks 2018-2019 season has just begun. The Mavs have struggled out of the gate, but do not let their record fool you. This is a better Mavericks team than fans have seen the last two years.
Dennis Smith Jr. has improved and will be better in his sophomore season. There will be some bumps in the road for the 20-year-old, but after scoring over 20 points in two of the last three games things are looking up. Smith Jr. has elite athleticism that allows him to get to the rim at will. His shooting is a work in progress, but after a summer in the gym, it looks improved.
The Mavs also added DeAndre Jordan who is on pace to the have the best season of his career in Dallas. He has shown playmaking ability that was not evident in his time with the Clippers. Jordan continues to be one of the NBA’s best rebounders and screeners. DJ gives the Mavs a paint presence that they have lacked since Tyson Chandler’s exit.
The prime addition is Luka Doncic. The number three overall pick in the 2018 draft has the look of an NBA star early in his career. Doncic is only 19 years old but is already shining for the Mavericks.
The Mavs have Harrison Barnes back who scored 19 points per game each of the last two seasons. They also have DSJ who averaged 15 a night as a rookie, but Luka is already the team’s best scorer less than ten games into his rookie season. Let us take a look at what separates Luka Doncic from the other Mavericks.