Mavericks: How Luka Doncic made the leap so quickly

Dallas Mavericks Luka Doncic (Photo by Tom Pennington/Getty Images)
Dallas Mavericks Luka Doncic (Photo by Tom Pennington/Getty Images) /

Dallas Mavericks star Luka Doncic went from Rookie of the Year to superstar in less than a year. A look at how he pulled it off.

The Dallas Mavericks are going to be back in the playoffs this season. It has been three years since the last time. The additions of Kristaps Porzingis, Tim Hardaway Jr., Seth Curry, Delon Wright, and Boban Marjanovic have been impactful, but Luka Doncic leads the charge for Dallas.

The 21-year-old has taken a massive leap this season. Doncic is the only player in the NBA in the top 20 in points, rebounds, and assists per game. He is a walking bucket. The reigning Rookie of the Year has transformed himself into a superstar and top-ten player in the league seemingly overnight.

It is certainly not supposed to be that easy. Guys in their second season that are barely over the legal drinking age do not play this well. Luka is the exception to the rule.

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Bobby Karalla of made a video about how Luka Doncic has made this leap so quickly. Fans can enjoy it here.

Karalla’s analysis is top-notch as always. Doncic is carving up defenses with his playmaking abilities. He is the NBA’s best pick and roll ball handler in my opinion. The 21-year-old made the leap in so areas this season.

Expect Luka to made another step forward heading into his third season. He will likely be working on his 3-point shooting as he continues to improve finishing with his left hand and finding ways to beat double teams. Teams are not going to stop sending two players at him. Doncic’s ability to thrive in those situations will be key to the Mavericks success.

Luka Doncic has that superstar work ethic. The one you cannot teach. He continues to improve his game every chance he gets. The rest of the NBA should be on notice because Doncic and the Mavericks will continue to climb up the standings.

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