Mavericks: 3 Reasons Ja Morant isn't on Luka Doncic's level

Dallas Mavericks, Luka Doncic, Ja Morant
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Why Ja Morant isn’t on Dallas Mavericks star Luka Doncic’s level: 1. Size and skill

Teams are terrified of matching up against Luka Doncic and the Mavericks in the postseason after last season’s run. The 23-year-old lifted his team to the conference finals without a true second star. The Mavs have talented role players, but it is number 77 that made them an elite team.

The Grizzlies did finish second in the Western Conference last season, but Morant only played 57 games. Over the last three years, the Grizzlies guard has played five fewer games than Doncic, so fans cannot even point to health as a reason to rank Ja over Luka.

Morant has a better supporting cast, but he cannot match Doncic’s size and skill. The Grizzlies guard is an elite playmaker and shot-creator, but Luka is better. Morant is 6’3, but Luka is 6’7. Number 77 averages five more points per game for their careers and four more rebounds. Doncic can see over the defense and has a next-level ability to know where all his teammates are on the floor.

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Obviously, this comparison is between two of the best basketball players in the world. Ja Morant is the third-best point guard in the NBA, which is a massive accomplishment, and the best is still yet to come from the 23-year-old, but he is not as good as Luka Doncic. Look at the stats, the accomplishments, the success, or the future predictions. Everything favors the Dallas Mavericks superstar.