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Dallas Mavericks: What makes Luka Doncic so special?

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What makes Dallas Mavericks star Luka Doncic so special: 4. Production

Luka turns his skill into production in a unique way. He takes over the game and bends it to his will. Over the last two seasons combined, he has averaged 28.3 points, 8.7 rebounds, 8.7 assists, and 1.0 steal per game.

Doncic shot 47.1 percent from the field, despite drawing the most defensive attention. He led the league in time of possession last season. Defenses know they have to stop him, but they cannot do it.

It is not just the counting stats. Luka is a history maker. Whether it is dropping 48 points in an Olympic game, averaging over 35 per game for an entire playoff series, or becoming the youngest player to make first All-NBA twice, Doncic is always putting his name among basketball’s greats. Nearly every night, he accomplishes a feat. Doncic is the model of consistency. He produces every game at an elite level regardless of the circumstances.

Luka’s production has him on pace to be an all-time great. It brings about awards too. Luka is a yearly favorite to win MVP and has two first-team All-NBA selections under his belt in three seasons.

His ability to do something special every night keeps fans tuning in and has him on pace to be the face of the NBA. Expect more triple-doubles and history-making nights for the next decade-plus from number 77.