While it might be premature to announce Luka Doncic this season’s Rookie of the Year, the guide he’s constructed is nonetheless impressive given the strength of the freshman course.
The 20-year-old is keeping historic company. He would join Hall of Famer Oscar Robertson as the two rookies to average 20 points, seven rebounds and five assists if the campaign closed today. He blown optimistic projections . The Dallas Mavericks didn’t stop at one unicorn. They rolled the dice onto a second ahead of this deadline, landing 7’3″ shot-blocker and three-point sniper Kristaps Porzingis. Sure, he is coming off an ACL tear and will not play with this year, but he had been doing unseen stuff before heading down.
Porzingis and pairing Doncic gives its blueprint for the Nowitzki era to Dallas, and the ceiling is high enough to turn that plan into a name.
“Dallas currently has two players under the age of 25 who are the best two players on a tournament team,” The Ringer’s Jonathan Tjarks wrote. “Just about every team in the league would kill for that chance.”
The Mavs also created significant spending cash and also their pick could be kept by a bounce of a few balls . Even while factoring in the risks with Porzingis, who can become a free agent this offseason, Dallas’ future looks bright.

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