Mavericks: Rick Carlisle endorses Luka Doncic for Most Improved Player

Dallas Mavericks coach Rick Carlisle endorses Luka Doncic for Most Improved Player

The Dallas Mavericks have watched Luka Doncic blossomed into a bona fide superstar this season. He was outstanding as a rookie, but few expected this type of leap in year two. Doncic is unstoppable. He leads the NBA in triple-doubles and is piloting the league’s top offense.

The most difficult leap in anything is going from good to great. Improvements come quickly and easily when just starting out. Taking that jump to elite status is nearly impossible. Yet, Luka has made it look so easy this season.

There is no question Luka Doncic should be in the running to win the NBA’s Most Improved Player. Fans can read what turned out to be my final ballot from just after play was suspended here. I am not the only one thinking Luka has a case.

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Dallas Mavericks coach Rick Carlisle on Luka Doncic’s standing for Most Improved Player

Carlisle was asked about Doncic’s improvements this season during his session with the media on July 27. Fans can listen to his answer below.

There is no question Luka should be on every ballot for Most Improved Player. Who took a bigger leap than the Mavs star? There are a plethora of excellent candidates for the award, but no other player transformed into a superstar and top-five talent in the NBA. That is what Doncic did. Making the most difficult leap should win him that award.

Luka Doncic is also in the running for MVP. Fans can read more about why he should be on every ballot there too.

It has been a stellar season from Doncic. The best is still yet to come for the 21-year-old superstar. He will be leading the Dallas Mavericks into the playoffs in Orlando. Be sure not to miss it.

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