Dallas Mavericks guard Luka Doncic is more than just a myth, he is a legend on the court. NBA fans can all agree, Doncic is the man. However, when it comes to MVP voting, many experts have the Mavs’ guards left out of their top five ballot. But the logic just doesn’t fit.
Just how good is Doncic though? Is he a top point guard in today’s NBA? How many players are ranked ahead of him?
Luka Doncic of the Dallas Mavericks is making his case…
Lets take a deeper dive into Luka magic and his counterparts:
Currently, there is only one point guard I would rank ahead of Doncic. This guard is the best shooter and playmaker the league has ever seen. Ahead of the Mavs’ guard is Warriors’ MVP Steph Curry.
Let me get out my magnifying glass and explain, Curry is a two-time MVP and future hall of famer. The former MVP leads Luka in field goal percentage, turnovers and three point shots. There is no question about it, Curry is one of the top shooters of all time. He has the ability to shot from all over court and and take over any game if needed, Don’t get me wrong, Luka magic is here to stay, but no one can argue against a three-time NBA champion.
After Curry, I do believe Doncic is a top NBA point guard. If you compare Luka to other guards like Trae Young, Kyrie Irving and Russell Westbrook, Luka still reigns over them. One thing that stands out is Luka’s ability to exist as an all around player. More than half of the time Luka is leading his team in two of the top three categories: points, assists and rebounds. The only other player close to Luka’s status is Wizards guard Russell Westbrook. The only difference between the two is Luka is a better shooter and playmaker.
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The only other player I might consider ranking ahead of Luka is current legend Chris Paul. His assist and field goal numbers are accurately similar to Doncic. Some big comparisons are Paul’s turnover ratio, free throw shooting and three point shooting. His ability to limit his turnovers and increate his team’s persona are just a couple of reasons why I would have him ranked ahead of Luka.
This season Doncic is averaging 28.6 points per game, 8.7 assists and eights rebounds a game. He is the third leading scorer in the NBA and has averaged more than 30 points over the past two games. So there is no question Luka should be in the MVP conversation.
While Luka may not be mentioned with some of the top contenders, it is no question the Mavs’ guard is a top three point guard in the NBA. If it were not for Curry l, Luka would the top point guard in the league. Just wait a couple of years and he’ll show them.
- Published on 04/23/2021 at 12:45 PM
- Last updated at 04/23/2021 at 12:43 PM