Mavericks news: Luka Doncic 2nd in NBA by stat, Kemba Walker works with Legends, more

Dallas Mavericks, Luka Doncic
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Dallas Mavericks superstar Luka Doncic continued his otherworldly play in a blowout win over the Knicks on Saturday afternoon. Number 77 leads the league in scoring, and he is in the top four in assists and steals per game. Doncic is firmly in the MVP conversation with more than one-quarter of the season in the books, and he is not going anywhere.

The 23-year-old superstar is an unstoppable offensive force that has significantly improved his defense this season. There is no question that Luka is playing like the MVP, but the Mavericks will need to win more games if they want number 77 to take home the honors.

Cerebro Sports, which is backed by Mavericks owner Mark Cuban, has a catch-all stat known as C-RAM that measures who is the best player in the league. The Ringer’s Kevin O’Connor released the top ten with Luka ranking second behind only Anthony Davis. The top ten is littered with superstars but has Davis been better than Doncic so far? It is a fascinating debate.

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Kemba Walker spent Sunday working out with the Texas Legends as he tries to get into game shape. The 32-year-old point guard signed with the Mavs on Nov. 28 to provide some playmaking depth. He has not played in an NBA game since February, and there is no timetable for his return to the court. Fans can see Walker working out with the Legends below.

Walker was working out on his own in Orlando before joining the Mavericks, and he has been ramping up for the last week to be ready to play. Kemba’s debut with Dallas is on the horizon, and fans should stay tuned for updates as they become available.

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The Athletic dropped a bombshell story (subscription required) about Trae Young missing Friday’s game because of a disagreement with head coach Nate McMillan. There appears to be lingering tension between the superstar and his coach. How will that impact the Hawks going forward?

In other news, Anthony Davis produced a 55-point double-double on Sunday night as the Lakers won their third-straight game. Are the Lakers joining the ranks of contenders? They need Davis playing at an MVP level and LeBron James to stay healthy to have a shot to get back to the playoffs in the crowded Western Conference.

The Dallas Mavericks are back in action on Monday night as the Phoenix Suns. Devin Booker is in the MVP race and the Suns are back atop the West’s standings. Can Luka Doncic and company snap their ten-game regular-season losing streak against Phoenix? Be sure to tune in to find out.

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