Dallas Mavericks: Why Luka Doncic will be the best player in NBA Orlando
By Tyler Watts
4. Why Dallas Mavericks star Luka Doncic will be best in Orlando: Youth
This aspect could play into the Mavs favor more than any other. They are a young team. Luka Doncic turned 21 years old in February. Kristaps Porzingis is 24. The only players on the Mavericks roster over 30 are J.J. Barea, Courtney Lee, and Boban Marjanovic. All three players figure to be on the fringes of the rotation in the playoffs.
The NBA is going to attempt to wrap up the season in the “campus” environment in Orlando as fast as possible. The novel coronavirus remains a significant threat. Expect health and safety to be a priority. The league will do everything they can to keep players from getting sick, and the threat will speed things up.
Adrian Wojnarowski reported the remaining regular season games will be played over 16 days. That means participating in eight games. Then comes the playoffs likely with one-day rest in between each game. That will be a lot of action in a short window.
What team will handle that better than the Dallas Mavericks? Is any player more equipped to thrive in a compressed schedule than the 21-year-old Luka Doncic? No superstar is younger. The Mavs youth could be massive in Orlando.
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