The lead he’s built is nonetheless impressive given the strength of this freshman class When it might be early to declare Luka Doncic this year’s Rookie of the Year.
The 20-year-old is currently keeping company. Today, if the effort closed, he’d join Hall of Famer Oscar Robertson as the two rookies to average 20 points, seven rebounds and five assists. He blown projections that were optimistic about his NBA-ready skills from the water. The Dallas Mavericks, however, didn’t stop at one unicorn. They rolled the dice on a second before the 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 season, before heading down, but he do unseen things.
Pairing Doncic and Porzingis together gives its blueprint for the post-Dirk Nowitzki age to Dallas, and the ceiling is currently high enough to turn that plan into a title.
“Dallas currently has two players under the age of 25 who could be the top two players on a tournament team,” The Ringer’s Jonathan Tjarks wrote. “Just about every team in the league would kill for that opportunity.”
The Mavs also created significant spending cash and a lucky bounce of a few balls could retain their pick from the Hawks. Even while factoring in the risks a free agent this offseason, Dallas’ future seems bright.
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