Dallas Mavericks: Luka Doncic moves up to no. 3 in Top 25 under 25

Dallas Mavericks Luka Dončić (Photo by Michael Kovac/Getty Images for Turner Sports)
Dallas Mavericks Luka Dončić (Photo by Michael Kovac/Getty Images for Turner Sports) /

The Dallas Mavericks are not just a talented team, they are a young team as well. Currently, the Mavs have two players ranked in the Top 25 under 25, according to FanSided. Luka Doncic is one of those two guys.

In what will come as a surprise to absolutely no one, people agree that Luka Doncic is a really good basketball player. The Dallas Mavericks youngster is preparing for his 2nd season and is already considered among the best players in the league regardless of age. It is rare that you see a player take hold on the league as swiftly as Luka did.

Very few have come into the league with the accomplishments that Luka did as well. The 20 year old came into the NBA with a EuroLeague MVP award and several other accomplishments from overseas. He added to that with the Rookie of the Year award last year and nearly an All-Star game appearance.

It is hard not to be impressed with this kid who put up statistical averages that the NBA hasn’t seen from a rookie in over 50 years. For this reason, the writers at FanSided ranked Luka the 3rd best player in the NBA under the age of 25, behind only Nikola Jokic and Karl-Anthony Towns.

I am happy with Luka’s ranking here, I think. Nikola Jokic has been an incredible talent in the league and although he may not be quite the game changer that Luka is, he is good at everything and has some of the best playmaking abilities I have ever seen.

KAT is an absolute freak of an athlete, combining the size of a center with the shooting stroke of a guard. His toughness has been put into question a little bit and his clutch play needs some help, but overall he is one of the most impressive basketball players on the list at 23 years old.

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Luka made a jump from 14th prior to his rookie season to 3rd prior to his sophomore year. We all expect even more great things from the Slovenian wonder and this season is going to be a fun one, especially considered another Maverick made the list as well.