Dallas Mavericks: 5 positives from this season so far
1. Luka Doncic
Nobody else could be the biggest positive for the Dallas Mavericks this season. Luka Doncic is arguably the best 21-year-old in NBA history. He had an incredible first season including winning Rookie of the Year. Then, he comes back better in every way. Doncic has pushed himself into the MVP conservation in his second year in what has been an incredible ride.
Luka averages 28.7 points, 9.3 rebounds, and 8.7 assists per game on the season. Only two players have ever been able to match those numbers for a full year in NBA history.
He is attacking the basket more, and that is unlocking a new level of efficiency. Doncic is shooting 46.1 percent from the field after making just 42.7 percent last season. He is an elite finisher at the rim with a plethora of crafty moves around the basket.
Doncic also started his first All-Star game this season. He was drafted by his idol LeBron James and even got the chance to throw him an alley-oop in the game.
Luka should only perform better when the games return. The suspension of play gives him the chance to rest his nagging wrist, thumb, and ankle injuries. Fans saw what a fully healthy Doncic could do when he averaged a 30-point triple-double for the entire month of November to begin this season.
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