The new addition to the league, Luka Doncic, has already grabbed the spotlight in almost two years. In Dallas Mavericks’ rookie season, he shocked the viewers with what he can do as a player. Besides fans, Mavericks’ owner Mark Cuban also seemed impressed with their young pick when he had a chat with Steve Serby of New York Post.
Atlanta Hawks drafted Luka Doncic in the 2019 NBA draft and was then traded to Dallas Mavericks in exchange for Trae Young. Since then he has had a tremendous journey so far. Luka was the Rookie of the Year last season and was also named Sports Illustrated 2019 Breakout of the Year.
Just second season in the NBA and he recently became an NBA All-Star. Doncic gave a tremendous start to his career with sensational numbers. He became the fifth player in NBA history to average at least 20 points, 5 rebounds, and 5 assists in his rookie year. And that list of five included some greats like Michael Jordan and LeBron James.
Dallas Mavericks owner is impressed with Luka Doncic
The team owner, Mark Cuban, also appreciates the young talent that they have picked. More than his game, Cuban likes the way he has ‘fun’ playing the game. The 21-year-old’s joyous nature is admired and Luka is the one spreading positivity to the team.
When asked about what impresses him most about Luka Doncic, Mark said, “How much fun he has playing the game. That he truly enjoys every minute on the court and that joy is contagious. He is obviously skilled, but he has the ability to make everyone on the court with him better.”
Yes, definitely he is skilled, and it looks like a bright NBA career for him looking forward. This season he averaged 28.7 points, 9.3 rebounds and 8.7 assists per game, getting closer to another triple-double. After Utah Jazz center, Rudy Gobert was tested COVID-19 positive the season got suspended.
Dallas Mavericks stand seventh in the Western Conference having clinched the playoff berth. Luka has already recorded 34 double-doubles and 14 triple-doubles in the 54 regular-season games. Let’s see how things go for Dallas after the league resumes in Orlando at the end of July.