Dallas Mavericks: Luka Doncic wins 4th Rookie of the Month award
By Tyler Watts
Dallas Mavericks star Luka Doncic was named Western Conference Rookie of the Month for February making it four for four on the season.
The Dallas Mavericks drafted a gem in Luka Doncic. The rookie just turned 20 on Feb. 28 and has already established himself as a premier talent in the NBA. Luka narrowly missed being named an All-Star, but the accolades continue to roll in.
The NBA announced their Rookie of the Month for February in each conference on March 1. Doncic made it four straight on the Western Conference side. The man Luka was traded for on draft night Trae Young nabbed the Eastern Conference award. Here is the Mavs official Twitter’s announcement of the win.
The win should come as no surprise. Luka Doncic had his best statistical month in February. He averaged 24.4 points, 9.4 rebounds, 7.4 assists, and 3.1 3-pointers made in his eight games played. Luka also shot 44.3 percent from the field and 36.2 percent on his 3-pointers in 33.3 minutes a night.
The Mavericks two deadline trades cleared the way for Doncic to run the show in Dallas. That is paying dividends already. The Mavs have split the eight games Luka was healthy enough to play in. He has also gained valuable experience in being the focal point of the defenses game plan.
Expect Luka to only improve down the stretch. He should cruise to win the Rookie of the Year award. Doncic is likely concentrating on larger tasks like bringing the Mavericks into contention and pushing himself into All-NBA status.
Dallas Mavericks point forward Luka Doncic made it four for four by being named Rookie of the Month for February. That broke the Mavs record for the number of times winning that award. Luka expects to set plenty of marks over his NBA career.
Doncic will be the star of the Dallas Mavericks for their final 21 games. Fans should be interested to see how the rookie performs in that role. He is trending towards averaging numbers only LeBron James can match. That is a scary thought for the rest of the NBA. At 20, Luka should only improve as well. Consider the rest of the league on notice, and Mavericks fans should be beyond excited.