Dallas Mavericks: Where does Luka Doncic stand in the MVP race?
Dallas Mavericks star Luka Doncic is in the hunt to win the MVP award this season. Here is a look at the current top five while the season is suspended.
The Dallas Mavericks defeated the Denver Nuggets on March 11. It was the final game before the NBA suspended its season. Luka Doncic had 28 points, six rebounds, and nine assists. Boban Marjanovic’s career-high stole the headlines not centered on the stoppage in play, though.
Everyone is in a holding pattern as to when the season will resume. Commissioner Adam Silver released a statement to fans on March 12 that noted action would be suspended at least 30 days. It appears unlikely that games will be played until at least June according to Adrian Wojnarowski. All parties remain optimistic that the season will be finished at some point, but when is a total question mark.
The suspension of play is the only thing capable of stopping Doncic. The reigning Rookie of the Year averages 28.7 points, 9.3 rebounds, and 8.7 assists per game in his second season. He has been incredible all year. Luka was voted in as an All-Star starter and continues to put up unbelievable numbers every night.
His play has him in the thick of the Most Valuable Player conservation this year. There is plenty of competition, though. Remember, the NBA’s major awards are decided by media members vote based on the regular season only.
Here is a look at the current top five for 2020 MVP with a breakdown of why each player belongs on the list.
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