Luka Doncic named Western Conference Player of the Month

Dallas Mavericks Luka Doncic Copyright 2019 NBAE (Photo by Jesse D. Garrabrant/NBAE via Getty Images)
Dallas Mavericks Luka Doncic Copyright 2019 NBAE (Photo by Jesse D. Garrabrant/NBAE via Getty Images) /

Dallas Mavericks star Luka Doncic won the Western Conference Player of the Month for October/November. Here is a look at the accomplishment.

The Dallas Mavericks won their 14th game of the season on Dec. 3. It was a dominating performance in New Orleans against the Pelicans. The victory pushed the Mavs into fourth place in the Western Conference.

The team’s rapid improvement has been sparked by Luka Doncic. The reigning Rookie of the Year has been otherworldly to begin his second season. He is nearly averaging a 30-point triple-double per game. The 20-year-old’s improvement has been breathtaking.

Doncic took home Western Conference Player of the Month honors for October/November because of his incredible play. Here is the NBA’s tweet.

In the 18 games that counted for the award, Luka averaged 30.8 points, 9.9 rebounds, 9.6 assists, 1.4 steals, and 3.1 3-pointers made in 34.2 minutes per game. He shot 48.6 percent from the field and 82.4 percent on his free throws.

The Mavs PR noted that Doncic was the youngest player to win the awards since the 2001-2002 season. It is an incredible accomplishment. Luka outdueled the likes of James Harden and LeBron James to receive the honor.

The Mavericks celebrated by posting a video of his fourth quarter highlights which fans can enjoy below.

Legit MVP candidate

Winning Player of the Month only further cements Doncic’s status in the MVP race. There are four legit candidates right now. LeBron James is leading the NBA in assists and has his Lakers atop the Western Conference. James Harden is averaging a league-best 38.9 points per game and is showcasing his otherworldly offense skill. Reigning MVP Giannis Antetokounmpo is right in the thick of it with Doncic.

Right now, Antetokounmpo is the favorite to repeat followed by Harden, Doncic, and LeBron.

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None of this is a fluke from Luka Doncic. He is the best pick and roll player in the NBA. His offensive mastery has the Dallas Mavericks in the thick of the playoff race, and the team continues to improve. Fans should be excited about the rest of the season. Watching what Luka accomplishes next is going to be a fun and exhilarating ride.