Mavericks: Ranking Luka Doncic and Kristaps Porzingis among NBA’s best duos
By Tyler Watts
Dallas Mavericks stars Luka Doncic and Kristaps Porzingis rank among NBA’s best duos
The Dallas Mavericks quickly built one of the best duos in the NBA. After the 2017-2018 season, the Mavs had an aging Dirk Nowitzki and lottery pick Dennis Smith Jr. on their roster. It appeared the team was heading for a long rebuild. The Mavs’ fortunes changed the moment they acquired Luka Doncic.
He was immediately the best player on the team. As a teenager, Luka proved he could score over 20 points per game and was already one of the best playmakers in the NBA. Doncic being so good that quickly gave the Mavericks front office a reason to seek a second star. They found one in January 2019 by trading for Kristaps Porzingis.
KP missed all of last season recovering from a torn ACL. That means opening night of the 2019-2020 season was the first time fans saw the Mavs duo on the court together. The two have not disappointed this season. Luka Doncic is in the MVP conversation. Porzingis improved every game. By the time the NBA suspended play, he was producing at an All-NBA level.
Where does Dallas Mavericks duo of Luka Doncic and Kristaps Porzingis rank?
With the restart fast approaching, fans are wondering where the Mavs duo ranks among the NBA’s best. All three title favorites have an elite one. Every playoff team in the Western Conference features a formidable one-two punch. Are Luka and KP the best? In the top-five? Let us take a closer look.