Mavericks: Is Luka Doncic the NBA’s best player under 25?

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Dallas Mavericks star Luka Doncic cannot be stopped, but is he the best player in the NBA under 25 years old? Here is a ranking of the top ten.

The Dallas Mavericks won their 40th game just before the season was suspended on March 11. That has them virtually locked into a playoff spot even if the entire regular season is played at some point this summer.

The turnaround has been swift for the Mavs. They won 33 games in the entire 2018-2019 season. Leading the charge for Dallas is Luka Doncic. The 21-year-old is producing an incredible season. He averages 28.7 points, 9.3 rebounds, and 8.7 assists per game in his second year. The Mavericks are also 34-20 in contests Luka has played in this season.

His play at such a young age is unmatched. Doncic likely produced the best numbers for someone under 21 years old in NBA history over his first season and a half.

More: Where does Luka Doncic stand in the MVP race?

The league is flush with young talent. Many team’s star player is under the age of 25. Who is the best player in that category? Is it Doncic?

Those questions are what we are going to answer today by looking at the top ten players under 25 years old. This is not a list based on future potential. These are the top players right now under that age. The players you would want on your team to win a playoff series tomorrow.

Plenty of worthy names missed the list including Mavericks star Kristaps Porzingis. His recent play could have merited his inclusion, but the injury questions loom large for KP. He was just outside the top ten along with Brandon Ingram, Shai Gilgeous-Alexander, De’Aaron Fox, Jamal Murray, D’Angelo Russell, and Zach LaVine.

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