Dallas Mavericks: Luka Doncic is 13th in the NBA in jersey sales

Dallas Mavericks Luka Doncic Copyright 2019 NBAE (Photo by Bart Young/NBAE via Getty Images)
Dallas Mavericks Luka Doncic Copyright 2019 NBAE (Photo by Bart Young/NBAE via Getty Images) /

Dallas Mavericks star rookie Luka Doncic was 13th in the NBA in jersey sales this season. Find out his distinctions from the rest of the top-15.

Dallas Mavericks rookie Luka Doncic quickly became one of the NBA’s most popular players. The 20-year-old has a flare and charisma that endears him to fans. Doncic thrives under pressure and loves the spotlight.

He had a fantastic season on the court as well. Luka averaged 21.2 points, 7.8 rebounds, 6.0 assists, and 1.1 steals per game in 32.2 minutes a night. That was over 72 games. It was a historically impressive rookie campaign made more shocking by Luka’s youth.

Doncic is also an immensely popular player in Europe. He was born in Slovenian. Luka and Goran Dragic are considered their two best ballers. Doncic’s four seasons playing for Real Madrid made him a fan-favorite all over Europe.

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Jersey sales

The NBA released its top-15 players in jersey sales and top-ten franchises in merchandise sales on April 25. The Dallas Mavericks failed to make the list, but their star rookie did.

Luka Doncic has the 13th highest selling jersey since the start of the season. Two things immediately stand out about that list which fans can see here. One, Luka is the only rookie on it. Two, Doncic and Jayson Tatum are the only two players to make the list that have never been All-Stars. Both were on the verge this season and figure to only improve in the coming years.

Doncic breaking his way into the top-15 as a rookie is impressive. He is special. Mavericks fans should and will continue to support Luka. The future is bright with him manning the point.

Final thoughts

Dallas Mavericks star Luka Doncic had the 13th highest jersey sales in the NBA this season. Number 77 should be a fixture on this list for years to come. The 20-year-old is expecting to be an All-Star next season and to push his way into the conversation of the NBA’s elite players.

The Mavs have work to do this offseason. They have cap space to spend on building a contender around Luka. The addition of Kristaps Porzingis is a stellar start, but Dallas needs the rest of the pieces to be playoff-bound in 2020. That gives fans a plethora of offseason storylines to follow.

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