Why Dallas Mavericks star Luka Doncic will win MVP in 2023: 1. Exceeds expectations
This may be a crazy statement considering Luka is the betting favorite to win MVP, but who in the national media is talking about the Mavs? Their lack of flashy offseason moves coupled with losing their second-leading scoring in free agency has dropped Dallas back below the radar, despite the team just winning two postseason series.
Doncic is also no longer the hot young name. Ja Morant stole his place atop FanSided’s 25 under 25 after two straight years leading the list because Morant is the still improving star that was drafted in 2019. Despite being just six months younger, Ja has taken over as the best young talent. Doncic is just one of the best players in the league, but his new name shine has worn off.
The lack of coverage allows Luka’s expectations to plummet. Everyone expects him to be great, but nobody is thinking he will be incredible or take a leap this season. Doncic’s defense already looks better in year two under head coach Jason Kidd, and fans know number 77 has something new in his bag of tricks.
Luka Doncic and the Dallas Mavericks exceed expectations as the 23-year-old wins his first NBA MVP trophy. Expect him to be on another level this season, and it will be fun to watch, so be sure to tune in and enjoy the show.