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Mavericks: 5 things Luka Doncic can do to enter the MVP conversation

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The Dallas Mavericks are finally hitting their stride. They were hampered by injuries and COVID issues at the start of the season. Superstar Luka Doncic was putting up outstanding numbers, but it took the team some time to get on track. The Mavs have climbed from 8-13 to seven games over .500 as we enter the stretch run.

Luka led Dallas to the highest offensive rating in the NBA last season as he finished fourth in the Most Valuable Player voting. It was a historic campaign for the 21-year-old. The Mavericks are averaging 1.5 points per 100 possessions more than they did last season over their last 27 games.

Doncic has been outstanding, but how does he get back into the MVP conversation? Can he make a push over the team’s final 23 games? Let us take a look at the race before determining how Luka could get back in it down the stretch.

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What can Dallas Mavericks star Luka Doncic do to enter the MVP conversation? does a weekly look at the MVP race. There have been significant shakeups in recent weeks after Joel Embiid and LeBron James have suffered injuries that have forced them to miss significant time. Both have dropped from the top five and allowed Luka to sneak his way into fifth in the April 2 rankings. He is still on the outside of garnering legitimate votes, though.

How can Luka Doncic get into the MVP race? Here are five things that would propel him towards the top of the voting.

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