The Dallas Mavericks gave every fan the perfect gift on Christmas Day after beating the Phoenix Suns in style. Luka Doncic made it even better as he cruised to 50 points and 15 assists.
The Mavericks have been playing well despite this unhealthy stretch and beyond Luka, guys like Dereck Lively II, Derrick Jones Jr, and Dante Exum have had to step up in crucial moments.
Derrick Jones Jr. in particular has been impressive all year long. His late signing this offseason on a prove-it deal left fans unsure about how he would fit in.
Mavericks wing gives Luka Doncic a compliment that will make every fan smile
In light of the dominant Christmas win, Derrick Jones Jr. decided to comment on how great of a player Luka Doncic is.
Derrick Jones Jr. is in his ninth year and has played with a handful of stars during his time. For Instance, Devin Booker, Jimmy Butler, etc.
Despite only being 31 games in, Jones Jr. feels strongly about how Luka is as a player and how it's like sharing the floor with him every night. It's no coincidence that Jones Jr. is on his way to a career year this season with the Mavericks.
Along with Dante Exum and Derrick Lively II, we see more examples of how Luka makes everyone around him better. This is also one of the strongest arguments an MVP candidate can have.
As this Mavericks roster gets healthier and roles solidified, the team chemistry will play a big part late in the season. Compliments like this reassure fans of the team's chemistry and how good Luka Donicc truly is.
Stay tuned for more updates on Luka Doncic, Derrick Jones Jr., and the Dallas Mavericks.