Mavericks: Luka Doncic named to EuroLeague all-decade team
Dallas Mavericks star Luka Doncic was named to the EuroLeague all-decade team on March 24. See what he accomplished in that league.
The Dallas Mavericks are in prime position to make the postseason if play resumes this summer. They have 40 wins and one of the best offenses in NBA history with Luka Doncic leading the charge.
Doncic is having a monster second year. The reigning Rookie of the Year is averaging 28.7 points, 9.3 rebounds, and 8.7 assists per game this season. Those numbers were dampened recently as he tried to play through various injuries.
Luka has joined the MVP conservation this season. That should come as no surprise. He is a winner. The Rookie of the Year last summer was one of many headlining awards on his resume.
EuroLeague all-decade team
Doncic added to that on Tuesday morning when he was named to the EuroLeague all-decade team. During his time with Real Madrid, Luka Doncic only played in this league for three years. That should already tell you how special a very young Doncic was in this competition. Let us take a closer look.
It all started in the 2015-2016 season when he was an end of the bench option for Real Madrid. Doncic was 16 years old. He averaged 3.5 points, 2.3 rebounds, and 2.0 assists in 11.1 minutes of action during the competition.
The next season, Luka was a full-time rotation player for Real Madrid. He played in 35 EuroLeague games. Doncic averaged 7.8 points, 4.5 rebounds, and 4.2 assists in 19.9 minutes per. He was also named the EuroLeague Rising Star.
During his final year in Madrid, Doncic exploded. He was the primary ball-handler and lead Real Madrid to the championship. He took home the EuroLeague MVP, EuroLeague Final Four MVP, and was named Rising Star for the second straight year. Luka was incredible averaging 16.0 points, 4.9 rebounds, and 4.0 assists in 25.9 minutes per game.
They also released a highlight video which fans can see here.
Doncic was certainly deserving of making the all-decade team. He was incredible during his time at Real Madrid. Luka was also Liga ACB MVP in 2018 and helped Real Madrid to three championships in that competition.
When looking back, it seems impossible that Luka Doncic was not the number one pick in the 2018 draft. He was already dominating the competition in the second-best league in the world as a teenager. Thankfully, the Dallas Mavericks got Doncic on their team.