Dallas Mavericks: Luka Doncic makes history with MVP finish
By Tyler Watts
Dallas Mavericks star Luka Doncic finishes fourth in MVP voting
Dallas Mavericks point guard Luka Doncic capped off a historic year by leading his team to the playoffs and hitting the game-winning buzzer-beater on the Clippers. The Mavs did not win the series, but Doncic shined by averaging 31.0 points, 9.8 rebounds, and 8.7 assists in his first NBA playoff experience. The 21-year-old kept the Mavericks in the series with a few heroic performances.
It was an outstanding second NBA season that few saw coming. Luka started the All-Star game, made first-team All-NBA, and worked his way into the MVP conservation. Media members vote for five players on their Most Valuable Player ballots. Fans can read why Doncic deserved to on every single one here.
The MVP voting totals were announced on Friday afternoon. Doncic finished fourth behind the three finalists. Giannis Antetokounmpo won the award for the second straight season. Luka being in the top five is a historic accomplishment. Let us take a look at more.
Dallas Mavericks superstar Luka Doncic makes history by finishing fourth in MVP
Brad Townsend had the info for Mavs fans including tweeting a picture of the final voting. Check it out below.
The Mavericks have had a plethora of outstanding players in their organization, and a 21-year-old is already one of the best. An argument can be made he is the second-best Mav of all-time after just two seasons in the NBA.
Mavs PR noted that Luka is the second-youngest player to ever finish in the top-five in the MVP voting trailing only LeBron James. Doncic would have been the youngest if the regular season ended as scheduled back in April.
This is only the beginning for Luka Doncic. He plans to lift the Dallas Mavericks to a championship as he grabs multiple MVP awards. Fans should be pumped to see how it all plays out.