Dallas Mavericks’ star Luka Doncic does not feel that his name belongs in the MVP conversation this season.
The Dallas Mavericks are off to a shaky start this season. They hold a 12-14 record so far and sit on the 11th spot in the very competitive Western Conference. The Mavericks have managed to stabilize things a little, and are currently on a three-game win streak.
Luka Doncic has been a key reason for the Mavericks almost having as many wins as they do. The Slovenian sensation has been averaging 27.8 points, 9.3 assists, and 8.7 rebounds through 25 games. Luka, in his third year in the NBA, has been putting up incredible stats and is definitely in the MVP race.
Luka Doncic doesn’t feel that he belongs in the MVP conversation this season
While Luka has been producing incredible numbers this season, his team has not been performing at the same level. The Mavericks are 2 games behind the .500 mark.
In his interview with Stephen A. Smith, Luka talked about how he does not feel like his name deserves to be in the MVP conversation this season.
“I don’t believe I should be in the MVP conversation this year.”
– Luka Doncic
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Luka also talks about how the Mavericks came back from their 6 games losing streak, and how as a team the Mavericks are resilient. Doncic was put on the spot by Stephen A. when he point-blank asked Luka if he believes that the Mavs would have beaten the Clippers if Porzingis had not gotten injured. Luka very diplomatically said that he believes they could have won.
Doncic had no comments about the All-Star game, saying that he would go if there is a game, but if there isn’t, he would enjoy his time off. The 21-year-old, after his win over the Hawks, now has 30 triple-doubles to his name, becoming the second-fastest NBA player to do so.
The young star would keep getting better as he grows. Luka has a lot of time to win a lot of MVP titles in the years to come.