4 reasons why Luka Doncic is key to Mavericks' title contention hopes in 2024

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There are a million adjectives that you could describe Luka Doncic by when he picks up the basketball.

He’s been the main reason why the Dallas Mavericks are in striking distance of winning an NBA Championship. With the moves that the Mavericks made this offseason, I wouldn’t be shocked if they ended up in the Western Conference Finals this season with Doncic leading the way.

They've built around him perfectly as they've added versatile wings and a new center to protect the rim in Dereck Lively II.

Doncic can literally change the momentum of a game in a couple of possessions. If Doncic were to go down with an injury for a long time, it would be catastrophic for the Mavericks' title hopes. He has been dealing with a thigh injury for a while, but hopefully, that heals soon. Let’s take a look at four reasons why Doncic is key to their title contention hopes in 2024.

4. Luka Doncic's ability to find his teammates

Luka Doncic’s passing ability is one of the many reasons why Doncic is a huge part of the Mavericks' title hopes. His ability to find open teammates in corners is an ability that you can’t teach overnight to anyone. He's just that gifted.

It also keeps opponents on their toes on defense because he could pass the ball to anyone on the court or keep it and drive to the rim. He is a threat every time he touches the ball, and he helps everyone else around him become a threat too.

If you watched him pass the ball during the FIBA World Cup, you know what I’m talking about. If he can continue to pass the ball like he did last season without missing a beat, the Mavericks will be right in the thick of things in the Western Conference and contend for a title.