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Mavericks: 4 who look ready for regular season and 1 who doesn’t

Dallas Mavericks,Luka Doncic, Kristaps Porzingis
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Dallas Mavericks, Luka Doncic
Dallas Mavericks, Luka Doncic / Jim Dedmon-USA TODAY Sports

Dallas Mavericks who look ready for regular season: 2. Luka Doncic

Doncic was locked in from the opening moment of the preseason after an offseason packed with basketball. He led Slovenia to victory in the Olympic Qualifying Tournament in Lithuania before lifting them into the semifinals in Tokyo. The 22-year-old proved he is one of the best players on the planet, and it helped him stay in shape and ready to hit the ground running in his fourth NBA season.

Luka had his game on full display this preseason. Coach Kidd has him playing off the ball a bit more, but the team has additional movement meaning it often finds its way back to Doncic. He enters the 2021-2022 season as the favorite to win MVP, and Luka did his best to keep it that way over his three exhibition games.

Fans should be watching Luka Doncic closely in the early season to see what additions he has made to his game. Last season, it was an improved jumper and a deadly mid-range arsenal. Doncic is going to post up more this year and expect it to become a massive weapon for the 22-year-old superstar.

It is going to be another monster season for Luka, but will it be his first MVP year?

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