Why Dallas Mavericks star Luka Doncic deserves MVP votes: 1. Numbers over narrative
MVP votes should come down to statistics over a media-driven narrative. Devin Booker has been outstanding this season, but should he get MVP votes over Luka Doncic because the supporting cast around him is better? Was he a superior player this season because the Suns won more games than any team in the league.
It is Most Valuable Player. To me, that is the best player in that season not the top player on the team that won the most games.
The advanced metrics say Nikola Jokic, Giannis Antetokounmpo, and Joel Embiid should be the top three in MVP voting this season with Luka Doncic earning that next spot on the ballot. Add in the Mavericks superstar leading the league in usage and being one of two players to finish in the top 20 in points, rebounds, and assists per game to make him a must-have in every MVP top-five.
Luka deserves to finish fourth in MVP voting this season, but his day to take home the award is coming. Since the start of 2022, the Mavericks have been one of the best teams in the league as the 23-year-old has averaged 29-9-9. He is unstoppable and only getting better. No matter where he finishes this year, the Dallas Mavericks superstar will be MVP soon.