When it may be early to announce Luka Doncic this year’s Rookie of the Year, the lead is remarkable given the strength of this freshman course.
The 20-year-old is currently keeping firm that is historic. Now, if the campaign closed, he would join Hall of Famer Oscar Robertson as the only two rookies to average 20 points, seven rebounds and five assists. He has even blown optimistic projections . The Dallas Mavericks, though, didn’t stop at the same unicorn. They rolled the dice onto a second before the deadline, landing 7’3″ shot-blocker and three-point sniper Kristaps Porzingis. Sure, he’s coming off an ACL tear and won’t play with this season, before going down, but he had been doing unseen stuff.
Porzingis and pairing Doncic gives its long-awaited blueprint for its Nowitzki era to Dallas, and the ceiling is high enough to turn that strategy.
„Dallas now 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 chance.“
The Mavs also generated spending cash and their pick could be kept by a fortunate bounce of a couple of ping-pong balls . While factoring in the dangers with Porzingis, who can become a free agent this offseason, Dallas‘ future seems blindingly bright.
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