Dallas Mavericks: Pistons Coach Casey believes Luka Doncic is an All-Star

Dallas Mavericks Luka Doncic (Photo by Ronald Martinez/Getty Images)
Dallas Mavericks Luka Doncic (Photo by Ronald Martinez/Getty Images) /

Dallas Mavericks rookie Luka Doncic is an All-Star according to Detroit Pistons Head Coach Dwane Casey. Read more about the coach’s comments.

Dallas Mavericks fans were left feeling snubbed when the All-Star starters were announced last week. Luka Doncic may only be a rookie, but he is more than deserving of being an All-Star.

The fans came out and supported it too. Luka received over four million votes, but it was not enough. The starters for the Western Conference are LeBron James, Kevin Durant, Stephen Curry, James Harden, and Paul George. Fans can read more about Doncic’s snub here.

Luka can still be an All-Star this season, though. The reserves will be announced on Thursday, Jan. 31. Doncic is as deserving as anyone. His numbers are superb, and the fan vote should count for something.

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The coaches have the say on the All-Star reserves, though. At least one coach believes that Luka Doncic should be part of the game according to his recent comments.

Coach Casey supports Luka

Detroit Pistons Head Coach and reigning NBA Coach of the Year Dwane Casey had plenty to say about Luka Doncic and the Mavericks when the Pistons visited earlier this week. Fans can listen to his full comments here.

Coach Casey saying that Luka is an All-Star is important. If fans what to see him in the game on Feb. 17, they have to rely on the coaches to vote him in. One voicing his support could lead to others joining in. The coach’s votes are due on Tuesday.

Luka did not hurt his chances by making history on Sunday evening against the Raptors. He became the youngest player ever with 30-plus points in a triple-double.

Hopefully, the rest of the coaches are with Dwane Casey and vote Luka Doncic into the All-Star game this season. It is another opportunity for Luka to make history. Dallas Mavericks fans are ecstatic about the 19-year-old, and he truly is taking the NBA by storm.

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