Dallas Mavericks: Who has been naughty or nice in 2020
By Carter Lacy
Which Dallas Mavericks player is getting lots of presents under his tree?
Chemistry may be underrated in the NBA. Having friendships on the team is a key part of contending for the coveted Larry O’Brien trophy. The Mavericks have not been consistent championship threats since 2011, but they have never lacked in the chemistry department, which is a feat worth celebrating.
Nicest Dallas Mavericks of 2020 winner: Luka Doncic
Luka Doncic is the easy answer. While certain other players in Texas have decided to spend part of training camp away from their team, our hero is at home playing Fortnite with his dogs. The wholesome boy wonder from Slovenia proves time and again that he is a precious individual with the heart of a jubilant child.
There is not a single negative thing to say about Doncic. He has the maturity of a veteran and the excitement of a rookie. The only time players lose their temper with him is because they cannot stop him.
It may be painful, but Boban Marjanovic cannot win this award. As goofy and affable as he is, Bobi decimated Nikola Jokic just before the hiatus. Setting aside that Luka may be actively recruiting the Joker to Dallas, it was not nice of Marjanovic to hang a 30-piece on him out of nowhere.
Luka has done far worse to almost every team in the league, but that is to be expected from a superstar. Boban specifically decided that night that he wanted to bully the Serbian Nugget, so Luka gets the nod as Santa’s special recipient this year.
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