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

Dallas Mavericks Luka Doncic Mandatory Credit: Kevin Jairaj-USA TODAY Sports
Dallas Mavericks Luka Doncic Mandatory Credit: Kevin Jairaj-USA TODAY Sports
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Dallas Mavericks Luka Doncic Mandatory Credit: Jerome Miron-USA TODAY Sports

How Dallas Mavericks star Luka Doncic can enter the MVP conversation: 4. Triple-doubles

Russell Westbrook won the MVP award in 2017 by being the first player since Oscar Robertson in 1962 to average a triple-double per game for an entire season. The current Wizards guard produced over 22 points, ten rebounds, and ten assists a night for three consecutive years, and he is averaging a triple-double per game again in 2021.

Luka is not going to average a triple-double per game this season as he currently sits at 8.1 rebounds and 8.8 assists per game. Doncic led the NBA with 17 triple-double last season, but he ranks fourth in 2021 with nine. The 22-year-old going on a triple-double tear could vault him into the MVP conversation. Westbrook leads the league with 18. Luka catching him down the stretch would be a massive boost to his candidacy.

The Mavericks superstar needs buzz to get MVP votes. Collecting ten triple-double in his final 20 games could do just that. Doncic needs to keep piling on the unbelievable highlights too. The 22-year-old has to get fans talking to get back into the MVP conversation.

Another way to get the word out is by leading the league in a category. What could Dallas Mavericks superstar Luka Doncic top the NBA in this season?

Next: No. 3

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