Dallas Mavericks: Luka Doncic completes Rookie of the Month sweep

Dallas Mavericks Luka Doncic Copyright 2019 NBAE (Photo by Nathaniel S. Butler/NBAE via Getty Images)
Dallas Mavericks Luka Doncic Copyright 2019 NBAE (Photo by Nathaniel S. Butler/NBAE via Getty Images) /

Dallas Mavericks star Luka Doncic won the Rookie of the Month for March and April completing his sweep of those awards for this season.

Dallas Mavericks guard Luka Doncic was the best rookie this season. He was the Mavs best player from opening night. Luka scored 21.2 points per game with 7.8 rebounds and 6.0 assists. He had a historic first season. It may go down as one of the greatest rookie seasons ever especially for a player who turned 20 in February.

Luka Doncic was announced as the Western Conference Rookie of the Month for the games that took place in March and April on Thursday. That made it a clean sweep for Luka winning the monthly awards.

He became the first player to sweep the Rookie of the Month since Karl-Anthony Towns in 2016. Luka is also the sixth Western Conference player to do it since they went to the East and West format in 2002.

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History is on his side in winning the Rookie of the Year. Of the other five players, four won the season-long award. Carmelo Anthony was the only one that did not, but he lost to LeBron James who also swept the Rookie of the Month in Eastern Conference. Trae Young won five months in the East this season, but Kevin Knox took the honors in December.

Final thoughts

Dallas Mavericks star Luka Doncic won Rookie of the Month honors for March and April. He won the award each month during the 2018-2019 season. It is a deserving honor for an outstanding rookie campaign by the 20-year-old.

Luka is going to be tasked with leading the Mavericks next season. He needs to take the next step toward superstar status. Doncic should be an All-Star and needs to improve his shooting percentages next season. His potential is off the charts after a historic rookie campaign.

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Dallas Mavericks fans are excited to see how Luka Doncic improves this offseason. Stay tuned to The Smoking Cuban for all the latest on Doncic and the Mavericks.