Dallas Mavericks storyline to watch after the All-Star break: 5. Luka’s dominance
In the four games since the Mavs traded away Kristaps Porzingis, Luka Doncic has averaged 41.5 points, 12.3 rebounds, and 7.0 assists in 38.9 minutes per game. That includes a career-high 51-point performance from the 22-year-old superstar and three games scoring north of 45.
Luka’s incredible play goes back further than the KP trade. Over his last 20 games, the 6’8 point guard has dropped 30.7 points, 10.6 rebounds, and 9.2 assists per game. He has plenty of motivation after not being named an All-Star starter and hearing all the talk about his weight and conditioning. Doncic is proving the skeptics wrong and putting up unbelievable numbers as the Mavericks keep racking up wins.
Can Luka Doncic continue his incredible play? Will he be able to push his way into the MVP race if he produces a 30-point triple-double per game over the team’s final 23 contests? Nobody wants to miss a Mavericks game right now because Luka is making history seemingly every time he takes the floor. He is leading his team and proving he is one of the top five players in the world.
Luka’s dominance is something to keep a close eye on down the stretch, but Dallas Mavericks supporters should be watching more than just their superstar.