5 Dallas Mavericks storylines to watch in 2022-23 season

Dallas Mavericks, Luka Doncic
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Dallas Mavericks storyline to watch in 2022-23 season: 2. Luka’s MVP pursuit

Luka Doncic enters the 2022-23 season as the favorite to win MVP. The three-time first-team All-NBA selection has been in the top six in Most Valuable Player voting in each of the last three years, but a rough stretch has kept him truly out of the conversation. Can the 23-year-old win for the first time this year?

Doncic is in shape and ready to start this season. He had a long summer of basketball with the Slovenian National Team, which has him in midseason form already. Luka was lights out in his two preseason games, including dropping 24 points in three quarters in the team’s finale.

Doncic is going to put up monster numbers, but the Mavericks will need to win, and he must have a narrative angle to secure MVP honors. Can Dallas get back into the top four this year? Will Luka increase his efficiency and take his game to another level? Does he average 30 points per game? Are incredible numbers enough to win if the Mavs are barely in the top six in the West?

There will be plenty of MVP chatter throughout the regular season. Can Luka stay in the conversation and do enough to win the award? It is something every fan should be watching as the year progresses.