September 27, 2020

Luka Doncic, the youngest MVP in history

"I just want to have fun every night and keep enjoying," says Luka Doncic. The Slovenian is the fashion player in the NBA and his Dallas Mavericks one of the sensations at the start of the season. The Mavs no longer only win games in which their star makes impossible numbers. They also add when Doncic stays in some "earthly" 27 points, 7 rebounds and 7 assists as happened before the Magic of Orlando. The Mavericks, who had six players scoring ten points or more, lead their Division and are second in the Western Conference only behind the LeBron James Lakers.

The debate in the United States is now focused on whether the Balkan can become the youngest MVP in the history of the League. Doncic is 19 years old, turns 20 on February 28 and the earliest MVP was Derrick Rose in 2011 with 22. In all pools he is already in the "top 10" of candidates with the Antetokounmpo, Harden, LeBron, Davis, Kawhi , Embiid, Jokic … and has started the championship better than many of them. Doncic averages in the last three games scare: 29 points, 11.3 rebounds and 12.3 assists with two double triples included.

"I have arrived much better than last year," says the exmadridista referring to a summer in which he has lost nine kilos of weight. And it's not just the improvement of their numbers. A fundamental factor for your MVP candidacy is the trajectory of your team. The Mavericks are on their way to the playoffs, an almost essential condition for being the best player. His presence in the All-Star is also almost guaranteed. Last year he was left out after being the second most voted player in his Conference. And his inclusion at the end of the season in one of the three best quintets in the League seems safe. With averages in which it touches the triple triple (26.7 points, 9.9 rebounds and 9.1 assists exceeding 45 percent in field shots), Luka Doncic's MVP candidacy is a fact.

Results: Detroit Pistons, 122-New York Knicks, 102; Indiana Pacers, 121-Washington Wizards, 106; Atlanta Hawks, 93-Chicago Bulls, 113; Houston Rockets, 129-Golden State Warriors, 112; Toronto Raptors, 124-Sacramento Kings, 120; Memphis Grizzlies, 137-Minnesota Timberwolves, 121; Dallas Mavericks, 107-Orlando Magic, 106; Utah Jazz, 106-Philadelpia 76ers, 104 and Los Angeles Clippers, 124-Milwaukee Bucks, 129.

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