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Dallas Mavericks: 5 reasons Luka Doncic should be considered for MVP

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

The Dallas Mavericks do not want to be part of the play-in tournament. Superstar Luka Doncic stated the goal, and fans can bet he is not going to let them finish there. The Mavs have won three straight to climb into sixth. Expect them to go on a run over the final 13 games of the regular season to advance to the playoffs.

Doncic has been the catalyst of their winning streak. He had two 30-point games before carving up the Lakers defense with his passing on Saturday night. Luka is one of the best offensive players in the league and continues to improve. He will lift Dallas to the playoffs with their sights set on making a deep run.

The 22-year-old superstar is pushing his way back into the Most Valuable Player (MVP) race too. He finished fourth in 2020 and was the favorite to take home the award during training camp. The Mavericks slow start coupled with Luka struggling out of the gate made him an afterthought, but he is back in the race now.

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Where does Dallas Mavericks star Luka Doncic stand in the MVP race?

Luka was fourth in the April 23 edition of the NBA’s Kia MVP Ladder. He has not worked his way into frontrunner status, but the door is open for Doncic to garner plenty of votes. The race has been unique this year with many of the top candidates missing significant time for various reasons.

Could the Dallas Mavericks’ superstar sneak into the picture? Here are five reasons why Luka Doncic should be considered for MVP in 2021.

Next: No. 5

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