The level of production Luka Doncic has provided the Dallas Mavericks this season has been impressive regardless of the context. It’s all the more fascinating that he’s accomplishing such results despite being 21-years-old.
The overall results the Mavericks achieved on offense during the 67 regular-season games they played were incredible to see. They produced more points per possession (1.04) than any other team in the NBA, even outpacing the two teams tied for second in this category by a 0.014 margin.
On the season, Doncic is averaging an incredible 28.7 points (46.1% FG, 31.8% 3P, 75.2% FT), 9.3 rebounds, and 8.7 assists. He managed to rack up 14 triple-doubles and has the most by any player in NBA history prior to turning 22 years of age.
The future is bright for both Doncic and the Mavericks. After winning the NBA’s Rookie of the Year Award last season, he managed to raise his game substantially and to such an extent that he’s entered the MVP conversation behind names like Giannis Antetokounmpo and LeBron James.
With that being said, here are three ways Luka Doncic improved this season to enter the MVP conversation.