Players are going to want to join Mavericks to play with Luka Doncic
Luka Doncic could and will bring the marquee free agents to Dallas. Yes, the Dallas Mavericks have never landed the massive target. Mark Cuban and company tried on an almost yearly basis during Dirk Nowitzki’s run of greatness, but they could never pull it off.
Nowitzki is a legend and inner-circle Hall of Famer, but Luka is different. It is not a value judgment of better or worse. Doncic is the unquestioned lead ball-handler. Dirk needed someone to get him the ball. The Mavs GOAT couldn’t create for others the way Luka does either.
Doncic is an unselfish superstar. He wants to win more than he cares about averaging a triple-double per game or scoring 40 points a night. That is a rare quality in a superstar especially one with the ability to get buckets and handle the ball like Doncic.
He often gets compared to LeBron James in this way. Dudley did it in the interview mentioned. That is not to say Luka is in LeBron’s category yet. King James is the greatest player of this decade, but both men get teammates involved and help them increase their numbers. That, in turn, gets them paid. Let us examine that concept by looking at this year’s Mavericks roster.
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