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Why Luka Doncic deserves 2022 NBA MVP votes

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Why Dallas Mavericks star Luka Doncic deserves MVP votes: 4. No defense can stop him

This is Luka’s narrative. It is not just about the elite stats, but the 23-year-old proving that he can put up numbers against every defense and scheme. Doncic knows when to facilitate versus going into attack mode. No matter what defenses throw at him, the Mavericks superstar solves them all.

The Milwaukee Bucks are one of the best defensive teams in the league, but Luka scored 32 points and dished out 15 times in a Mavericks win over the defending champions on April 3. There were multiple coverages and plenty of Jrue Holiday, but it was not enough for Milwaukee to pick up the victory.

Doncic is bold and is always looking to improve his game. The Sixers had some success playing a zone on March 18, so the 23-year-old went right to work. He has already created some easy buckets as teams opt to play zone, and Luka has closed the hole if they decided to use it against the Mavs in the postseason.

Every MVP candidate is unstoppable, but Luka Doncic is special. He has a tremendous ability to shoot it at all three levels and make impossible passes, while getting his team more engaged on the defensive end as the Dallas Mavericks have climbed up the standings.