Dallas Mavericks: Luka Doncic is getting plenty of national attention

Dallas Mavericks Luka Doncic (Photo by Ronald Martinez/Getty Images)
Dallas Mavericks Luka Doncic (Photo by Ronald Martinez/Getty Images) /

Dallas Mavericks star Luka Doncic is getting praise from national media left and right this season. Let us look at some recent love for the 20-year-old.

Dallas Mavericks fans are witnessing a transformation from Luka Doncic this season. He has gone from reigning Rookie of the Year to superstar. Doncic is a nightly triple-double threat that is carving up defenses daily.

After Dallas’ win over the Grizzlies on Nov. 9, he is averaging 27.7 points, 10.8 rebounds, and 9.1 assists in 34.8 minutes per game. Luka ranks seventh in points, tied for tenth in rebounds, and second in assists each night. The 20-year-old has boosted his efficiency to 48.0 percent from the field and 83.6 percent on his free throws.

Mavericks fans are not the only ones noticing the transformation of Luka Doncic. He is getting plenty of love from the national media. Kevin O’Connor of The Ringer sent out the following tweet during Sunday’s game against the Grizzlies.

That was just two weeks after The Ringer’s Jonathan Tjarks wrote an in-depth story about Doncic and the Mavs. It is a must-read if you missed it. The article features quotes from Luka, J.J. Barea, and GM Donnie Nelson. It centers on where the star goes from here.

Lowe’s ten things

Luka Doncic was also the headliner of Zach Lowe’s weekly column on ESPN. He went in detail about how he likes Luka faking out defenders left and right. Lowe’s article is always a must-read for NBA fans.

Dallas Mavericks supporters should expect everything to continue. Doncic is going to keep playing at this level. He is just too good. There are nights where it doesn’t seem like he is having his best game, and you look up to see him producing 15 points, seven rebounds, and five assists in the third quarter. The 20-year-old is a special talent.

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Continued production means more national media attention. The Mavericks saw a massive increase in their national TV games for a reason. Luka Doncic is that. Expect to hear plenty more from Doncic and the Mavs this season. Stay tuned.