The Dallas Mavericks want to contend for a championship, and they made that goal clear during media day. Superstar Luka Doncic is hungry for his first playoff series win after taking home nearly every honor during his time at Real Madrid. The 22-year-old averaged 35.7 points, 10.3 assists, and 7.9 rebounds per game last postseason, but the Clippers topped the Mavs in seven games. Doncic needs more from his supporting cast if Dallas is going to leap into the title picture.
It has been a historic first three NBA seasons for Luka. He has set countless records, including becoming the youngest player to make first-team All-NBA twice. Doncic is on pace to be an all-time great, and the best is still yet to come from the 22-year-old superstar.
Luka topped FanSided’s 25 best NBA players under 25 for the second straight year. The unsurprising result has fans wondering where Doncic goes from here.
Luka Doncic tops FanSided 25 under 25: Where does Dallas Mavericks star go from here?
Since 2017, only three players have topped FanSided’s 25 under 25 list. Giannis Antetokounmpo was number one in 2017 and 2018 with Nikola Jokic taking over in 2019 before Doncic’s reign. Two of those three have won MVP with Luka entering this season as the favorite to take home the honor.
Doncic’s MVP case involves another statistical improvement coupled with additional team success. If the 22-year-old is nearly averaging a triple-double on outstanding efficiency, and the Mavericks are in the top four in the Western Conference, it will be difficult not to vote for Luka in the MVP balloting.
Doncic has added something to his game every year and this season should be no exception. He worked on his free throws this summer, but there will be a few new tricks in his bag too. Fans should be excited to see what he is new and how high the Dallas Mavericks can climb this season. Luka Doncic is the best player under 25 for a lot of reasons, and supporters should catch every game so they do not miss his next record-breaking performance.