Why Luka Doncic is the best player in the NBA right now: 1. Unmatched production
Doncic has now played in 23 NBA playoff games in his young career, and his stat line is unmatched. Luka averages 32.7 points, 9.3 rebounds, 8.3 assists, and 1.5 steals on 48.6 percent shooting from the field and 37.2 percent on his threes.
Only Michael Jordan averaged more points per game in the postseason than number 77 after dropping 33.5 a night while leading the Bulls to six championships, but Luka also rates in the top 12 in assists per game and in the top 85 in rebounds each night. Yes, he is the second-best postseason scorer and in the top 12 in playoff assists per game. No player can match those incredible stats in all three categories.
Every all-time great goes through playoff failures before winning the championship. Doncic has led the Mavericks to the postseason in three of his first four NBA seasons. Yes, they had never made it beyond the first round until this year, but that is part of becoming one of the best to ever do it.
Luka Doncic is producing postseason numbers nobody has ever seen through his first 23 games and the best is still yet to come. The 23-year-old superstar is already unguardable and has unshakeable confidence. Doncic is the best player in the NBA right now, and he is only improving from here.