Dallas Mavericks star Luka Doncic proved during his rookie season that he can lead a team. Here are five reasons why Doncic will become the face of the NBA.
The Dallas Mavericks obtained Luka Doncic in last year’s draft after trading their fifth overall pick and a 2019 first rounder to the Atlanta Hawks for their third selection. Hawks chose Trae Young, and the Mavericks got their man in what continues to be one of the most talked about trades. The deal will link the two throughout their careers.
Doncic was EuroLeague MVP in 2018, but many wondered if that success would transfer to the NBA. It did not take long for Luka to prove himself.
Although only 19 years old, he carried the team to 33 wins which was seven victory improvement over the previous season. Doncic won every Rookie of the Month award this year and was ultimately named the 2019 NBA Rookie of the Year.
There was a ton of player movement during the offseason. The race for the championship appears wide open. Nearly every top team was two star-caliber talents.
The Dallas Mavericks were able to pair their growing star with Kristaps Porzingis. Porzingis came over in a trade last season but inked a max contract this summer. Dallas is hoping the young duo can be the start of something special for the Mavs.
With a plethora of players on the rise in the NBA, here are five reasons why Luka Doncic will be the face of the league for the next decade-plus.