Dallas Mavericks: Execs believe Luka Doncic is best player under 25 to build around

Tyler Watts
Dallas Mavericks Luka Doncic (Photo by Hector Vivas/Getty Images)
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Dallas Mavericks: Execs believe Luka Doncic is the best player under 25 to build around

Dallas Mavericks point guard Luka Doncic is coming off one of the best seasons by a 21-year-old in NBA history. It started back in October with three triple-doubles in his first six games before being capped off by averaging 31.0 points per game in a playoff series. In between, Doncic started the All-Star game and performed well enough to be named first-team All-NBA. Luka would have been the youngest player ever selected for that honor had the season ended on time.

His incredible performance has everyone excited about the future. Doncic averaged 28.8 points, 9.4 rebounds, and 8.8 assists per game this regular season. He was the only player in the NBA to finish inside the top 20 in all three categories. The numbers are historic for any player much less a 21-year-old in his second NBA season.

HoopsHype did a survey with 15 talent evaluations from across the league. They asked which player under 25 teams wanted to build around most. Let us take a look at the results.

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Dallas Mavericks superstar Luka Doncic named unanimous best player under 25 in execs poll

Doncic received every first-place vote in the poll. That should come as no surprise because he was outstanding this season. Luka made his case to be a top-five player in the NBA already. His peers in that tier are all established veterans in their primes. It is not a slight to the rest of the players under 25, just Luka Doncic is that good.

There was plenty of talk about the poll on Monday. Trae Young did not receive a vote in any executive’s top five. Zion Williamson finished tied for seventh. Fans should check it out if they get the chance. It is well worth a read to see where these 15 saw the best players under 25.

The best is yet to come for Luka Doncic and the Dallas Mavericks. Fans should keep it locked to The Smoking Cuban for all the latest.

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