Mavericks news: Luka Doncic wins Assist of the Year, Dennis Lindsey at combine, more

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Dallas Mavericks superstar Luka Doncic had a massive week. First, he made his fourth first-team All-NBA appearance, which tied Dirk Nowitzki for the most first-team nods in franchise history, but the honors were not done there.

The NBA allowed fans to vote on their favorite dunk, handle, assist, block, photo, and style of the year, and Doncic won the top assist. Fans can see all the winners below.

Luka was humbled by the honor, and he took a moment to thank the fans on social media.

The 24-year-old superstar is back in Slovenia, and fans can bet that he is working on his game already.

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The NBA Draft Lottery takes place on Tuesday night, and it is a massive day for Dallas. Marc Stein reported that general manager Nico Harrison will be the teamโ€™s representative in Chicago and that former Jazz GM Dennis Lindsey will join the Mavericks contingent (subscription required) for the combine. This will be his first appearance with the team.

There were more rumors linking Deandre Ayton to the Mavericks, so we examined some hypothetical trades.

NBA news

Jalen Brunson went for 41 points, but it was not enough as the Miami Heat knocked out the New York Knicks in six games to advance to the conference finals. JB had a breakout postseason, and fans will not overlook him again for All-Star status in 2024.

The Los Angeles Lakers knocked out the defending champion Golden State Warriors with a 122-101 win in Game 6. LeBron James led the way with 30 points, nine rebounds, and nine assists as Los Angeles advances to face the Denver Nuggets in the Western Conference Finals. Game 1 is on Tuesday.

A Bill Russell rookie card sold at auction for $660,000. The card was from 1957 and was the third-most expensive basketball card of all time in the vintage category. The legend died in 2022 but is unquestionably one of the all-time greats.

The Suns and Warriors are both facing a critical offseason in reshaping their roster. ESPNโ€™s Tim MacMahon detailed the Suns' situation, and Bobby Marks tackled what is going on with the Dubs (subscription required). They join the list of several teams that need to shake things up, which should make for a wild offseason.

The Dallas Mavericks rumors are just starting to heat up, and the combine and lottery will offer plenty more, so stay tuned for all the latest.

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