Dallas Mavericks: Luka Doncic’s rookie season highlight reel is must-see

Dallas Mavericks Luka Doncic Copyright 2019 NBAE (Photo by Sean Berry/NBAE via Getty Images)
Dallas Mavericks Luka Doncic Copyright 2019 NBAE (Photo by Sean Berry/NBAE via Getty Images) /

Dallas Mavericks star Luka Doncic exceeded all expectations this season, and the rookie’s highlight video is something fans cannot miss.

Dallas Mavericks rookie Luka Doncic took the NBA by storm this season. He was the third overall pick in the 2018 draft, so expectations were high coming in. Luka blew those out of the water, though.

He had 26 points in the second game of the season. Doncic had his first 30-point night seven games into the year. After the Mavs first ten contests, Luka was averaging 20.2 points per and was already the team’s best player. It did not stop as he continued his stellar play all season.

Doncic played 72 games as a rookie. He averaged 21.2 points, 7.8 rebounds, 6.0 assists, 2.3 3-pointers made, and 1.1 steals in 32.2 minutes per game. Luka became the first rookie to average over 21 points per game since Blake Griffin in 2011. He also became the first 19-year-old to score north of 20 since Kevin Durant in 2008.

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The production from Luka Doncic was historic as a rookie, but he also brought some flair to the Dallas Mavericks. The rookie’s playmaking ability stood out from day one. His step-backs are among the best in the NBA. Luka just has that it factor. The one that gets fans excited every night.

Rookie season highlights

The outstanding year also provided Mavs fans with plenty of memorable moments. From the buzzer beaters to the trick shots, Luka provides a few highlights in every game. The NBA ran his official highlight video which fans can watch below.

There was probably difficulty in narrowing it down to 14.5 minutes. Luka Doncic did so many breathtaking and spectacular things on the basketball court as a rookie.

Final thoughts

Dallas Mavericks rookie Luka Doncic had his 2018-2019 season highlight package drop recently. The video is something fans have to see. Reliving all the 20-year-old’s best plays should have them pumped about the future in Dallas.

That is the scary part for the rest of the NBA too. Doncic turned 20 in February and is only going to get better. His rookie season has fans dreaming of All-NBA accolades and superstar status. That also means Luka leading the Mavericks into title contention. Anything is possible for Luka Doncic to accomplish in his NBA career, and that is what has supporters most excited.

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The Dallas Mavericks are facing an important offseason. The front office is trying to build the team around Luka and Kristaps Porzingis. That means making smart additions and rounding out the roster to head into contention next season. Keep it tuned to The Smoking Cuban for all the latest news and analysis on the team all summer long.