Dallas Mavericks: Luka Doncic named to first-team All-NBA
Dallas Mavericks star Luka Doncic took an incredible leap this season. He averaged 28.8 points, 9.4 rebounds, and 8.8 assists per game while leading the Mavs to the playoffs for the first time since 2016. Doncic also started his first All-Star game and became one of the best players in the NBA.
That status was solidified on Wednesday when Luka was named to the first-team All-NBA. He received 59 out of 100 first-place votes. Doncic was joined on the first-team by Giannis Antetokounmpo, LeBron James, James Harden, and Anthony Davis.
The 21-year-old made plenty of history too. Let us take a look at where the honor puts Luka from a historical perspective.
Dallas Mavericks superstar Luka Doncic earns first-team All-NBA honors
Luka is just the third Maverick ever to earn All-NBA honors. Dirk Nowitzki is the only other Dallas player to earn first-team honors. Mavs PR clued fans in on two other historical accomplishments Doncic earned by being named to the All-NBA team.
The honor should come as no surprise. Luka should finish in the top five in the MVP race too. He was one of the five best players in the NBA as a 21-year-old. Doncic is on a historic track. He could become an all-time great if he continues at this trajectory.
The best is yet to come from Doncic. He made drastic improvements from his Rookie of the Year season. Expect another round in 2021. Luka’s defensive improvements were on full display during the restart. He will continue to continue to work on his 3-point and free throw shooting this offseason. The sky is the limit for the 21-year-old. He could be the best player in the NBA soon.
Expect the Dallas Mavericks to improve the roster around him too. Fans should be excited about the future in Dallas. Stay tuned to see how it all plays out this offseason and beyond.