Dallas Mavericks: Why Luka Doncic will win MVP in 2021
The Dallas Mavericks are coming off a year of growth and improvement. Luka Doncic became a superstar as he led his team back to the playoffs for the first time since 2016. His play earned first-team All-NBA honors and lifted everyone around him. The 21-year-old has the rest of the league dreading facing the Mavs.
Doncic averaged 28.8 points, 9.4 rebounds, 8.8 assists, and 1.0 steal per game in his second NBA season. Those incredible numbers were sparked by his improvement finishing around the rim and commanding the Mavericks offense. Dallas finished the season with the highest offensive rating in NBA history. All of the impressive numbers helped Luka finish fourth in the 2020 Most Valuable Player voting. Giannis Antetokounmpo won the award for the second consecutive year.
This is only the beginning. The Mavericks have plans of jumping into title contention with the best version of Luka Doncic yet in 2021. Could that mean the Mavs superstar wins the NBA’s highest individual honor as a 22-year-old?
Dallas Mavericks superstar Luka Doncic will win MVP in 2021
Sportsbetting.com made Luka the favorite to win the MVP award next season. That came as a surprise to some, but it should not. The Mavs star has arguably been the best player in NBA history through their age 21 season. Doncic is destined for greatness, and becoming the youngest MVP would cement that.
Here are five reasons why Dallas Mavericks superstar Luka Doncic will win the MVP award next season.