Dallas Mavericks superstar Luka Doncic has the potential to be an all-time great, and the players around him aren't oblivious to that.
Doncic is entering his sixth season in the NBA and has career averages of 27.6 points, 8.6 rebounds, 8.0 assists, and 1.1 steals per game. He has already made an All-NBA Team four times, has a Western Conference Finals appearance, and won the Rookie of the Year.
He is taking the league by storm, and one NBA legend showed his respect for Doncic in a recent interview.
Stephen Curry makes bold prediction about Luka Doncic
Stephen Curry was on a recent episode of Gilbert Arenas' podcast "Gil's Arena" and was asked about "who's got next in the NBA." Here's what Curry had to say.
"Luka is the guy obviously that's right on the precipice of accomplishing all those accolades...When you play against him you can feel it. "- Stephen Curry
This is a massive compliment for Doncic from Curry, as he predicts that Doncic's upward trajectory of dominance will continue. Doncic has been right on the edge of breaking through and contending for an MVP, and his summer of increased conditioning could be the answer. The Mavericks talked to him about decreasing his playing weight, and it looked like Doncic listened.
"Skinny Luka" has taken the internet by storm this summer, and he has performed well in the games that he's played in for Slovenia as they prepare for the FIBA World Cup. He dropped a 21-point triple-double in Slovenia's first preparation game, and he is looking more lean and muscular.
Curry's prediction can come true this season as the Mavericks have built a solid roster around Doncic and Kyrie Irving. It's more likely for players to win the big-time accolades if they're on a playoff team, so hopefully, Dallas' offseason additions are enough to propel Dallas to the playoffs and help Doncic contend for his first MVP.
Will Stephen Curry's prediction for Luka Doncic having next in the NBA come true? Can he win his first MVP in the 2023-24 season?
Both of those questions will be answered over next season, and we'll have you covered.