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Why 2022 NBA All-Star weekend is important for Luka Doncic and the Mavericks

Dallas Mavericks, Luka Doncic
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Dallas Mavericks, Luka Doncic
Dallas Mavericks, Luka Doncic / Stephen Lew-USA TODAY Sports

Luka Doncic should be recruiting a co-star to join the Dallas Mavericks

The current NBA is about superstars teaming up, and the bonds are often formed in two ways. First, is Team USA where they have the chance to play together and chase Olympic glory. The other is during All-Star weekend. Kevin Durant admitted that he and Kyrie Irving decided to join forces in Brooklyn during All-Star weekend 2019.

The NBA is a star-driven league. If a superstar player wants out, he always gets moved and 99 percent of the time it is to the team he desires. Look no further than James Harden, who was traded to his preferred destinations of Brooklyn and Philadelphia in the last year. Star players find a way to where they want to go.

The Mavericks traded Kristaps Porzingis at the deadline for Spencer Dinwiddie and Davis Bertans. It was a signal that he would never be the co-star to Doncic that Dallas hoped when acquiring him.

The Mavs split KP's max contract into two smaller deals to add flexibility in building their roster. They are now in search of a second star and All-Star weekend is the perfect place for Luka to help recruit a running mate. 

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