Jay Williams Explains Why Kevin Durant is NBA’s Best Offensive Player Ahead of Luka Doncic

Published 06/09/2021, 8:30 AM EDT
Jun 6, 2021; Los Angeles, California, USA; Dallas Mavericks guard Luka Doncic (77) controls the ball against Los Angeles Clippers guard Terance Mann (14) during the second half in game seven of the first round of the 2021 NBA Playoffs. at Staples Center. Mandatory Credit: Kirby Lee-USA TODAY Sports


The playoffs this year have been an entertaining show with iconic performances by some of the star players. Devin Booker has led the Suns, Nikola Jokic has shown the Denver Nuggets the way, Kevin Durant is keeping the Brooklyn Nets at their peak, and Luka Doncic fought tooth and nail to bring the lost cause Dallas Mavericks to the playoffs. Now, Jay Williams thinks that Durant may be the best offensive player, but Doncic isn’t that far from it either.

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Luka Doncic can be as great as Kevin Durant

The NBA world has shifted its focus to beef that erupted between Jay Williams and Durant. The former narrated a story about being chastised by Durant at a party after he compared KD to Giannis. However, Durant dismissed those claims and Williams is yet to respond.

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But all of that doesn’t change the fact that Williams believes Durant is the best offensive player in the NBA right now. However, Jay also spoke about Doncic’s game and confessed, “Kevin Durant is 1A, Luka is 1B. Because what you saw him do last night and what he has done throughout this whole series, is incredibly special.”

Jun 6, 2021; Los Angeles, California, USA; Dallas Mavericks guard Luka Doncic (77) falls while controling the ball against Los Angeles Clippers forward Kawhi Leonard (2) during the second half in game seven of the first round of the 2021 NBA Playoffs. at Staples Center. Mandatory Credit: Kirby Lee-USA TODAY Sports

There is a reason Luka Doncic was the favorite to win this season’s MVP award. Although the Mavs slow start pulled him back in the race, what hasn’t changed is how brilliant he is.

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What’s next for the Dallas Mavericks?

Williams’ real concern was what the Dallas Mavericks want to do with Doncic’s talent. The reason Luka was the lone superstar was that he didn’t have the supporting cast he deserved. And as long as that doesn’t change, Doncic won’t see success with this team.

Williams explained, “Look at the way Atlanta has built around Trae Young. Look where Trae Young is in the playoffs… Atlanta has built way better around Trae Young than Dallas has around Luka.”

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Doncic may be as brilliant as they come, but without a solid team around him, his hopes for a title seem far-fetched. If Doncic can give the Clippers a run for their money and end the series in the 7th game right now, think of the magic he could pull off with a better team.

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Yashima Bhatia

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Yashima Bhatia is an NBA writer for EssentiallySports who specialises in providing nuanced predictions and updates for matches. She has a Bachelor's degree in journalism and mass communication. Yashima's love for playing the game came up at a young age, when the excitement of the games coupled with the intensity of the Playoffs had her hooked.

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