Luka Doncic has officially entered the MVP race

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Re: Luka Doncic has officially entered the MVP race 

Post#21 » by RB34 » Thu Jan 14, 2021 4:36 am

Last I read, the Mavs were quickly falling out of the playoff race. Oh my how things change.
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Post#22 » by mediocrityrules » Thu Jan 14, 2021 4:39 am

What a weird thread title, like Doncic was ever not part of the MVP race?!?

In fact he was favorite in most people's minds to start the season.
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Re: Luka Doncic has officially entered the MVP race 

Post#23 » by Golden Knight » Thu Jan 14, 2021 5:01 am

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Re: Luka Doncic has officially entered the MVP race 

Post#24 » by BlueSan » Thu Jan 14, 2021 5:13 am

4 Blocks and 2 steals tonight to add and just good overall defense this year.

Color me surprised
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Post#25 » by Pg81 » Thu Jan 14, 2021 5:34 am

Phreak50 wrote:And when he has a few more bad games, back out of contention right?


Out of the NBA of course! He is just a Euro scrub. :wink:
If you're asking me who the Mavs best player is, I'd say Luka. A guy like Delon Wright probably rivals his impact though at this stage in his career. KP may as well if he gets his **** together.
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Re: Luka Doncic has officially entered the MVP race 

Post#26 » by Mr B » Thu Jan 14, 2021 5:36 am

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Phreak50 wrote:And when he has a few more bad games, back out of contention right?


Out of the NBA of course! He is just a Euro scrub. :wink:

In fact they should just trade him now while his stock is high. He’s fat and he sucks.


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Re: Luka Doncic has officially entered the MVP race 

Post#27 » by Gatorade Sax » Thu Jan 14, 2021 5:51 am

Get it young King. If it can’t be Jokic, it better be Luka!

Edit: Jokes aside, his impact is ridiculous at times. There was a period in the 3rd today where he must’ve scored 5 buckets in a row, grabbed every board available, steals, blocks..all while looking like he’s moving at half speed. He’s a legitimate monster, with a cheeky grin.
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Re: Luka Doncic has officially entered the MVP race 

Post#28 » by TheBullsDynasty » Thu Jan 14, 2021 5:52 am

Doncic is currently sitting at 27.4 ppg 9.6 rpg 8.3 apg 1.2 spg 1 bpg. Their second best player played for the first time this season and slowly returning to form, and Doncic himself isn't 100% because he is FAT but Mavs are still 6-4.

Oh btw, Luka's 3pt % is up to 27.3% after tonight's game. It jumped up a whooping ~5% in a single game after shooting 5/9 from 3. This is what happens when people use a sample size of 3-4 games to make stupid claims. With his much improved defense, Luka is definitely a top 5 player in the league and even has a case for the best player.
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Re: Luka Doncic has officially entered the MVP race 

Post#29 » by Pablo Escobar » Thu Jan 14, 2021 5:59 am

He could average 30 10 10 one day.
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Re: Luka Doncic has officially entered the MVP race 

Post#30 » by Mr B » Thu Jan 14, 2021 6:02 am

TheBullsDynasty wrote:Doncic is currently sitting at 27.4 ppg 9.6 rpg 8.3 apg 1.2 spg 1 bpg. Their second best player played for the first time this season and slowly returning to form, and Doncic himself isn't 100% because he is FAT but Mavs are still 6-4.

Oh btw, Luka's 3pt % is up to 27.3% after tonight's game. It jumped up a whooping ~5% in a single game after shooting 5/9 from 3. This is what happens when people use a sample size of 3-4 games to make stupid claims. With his much improved defense, Luka is definitely a top 5 player in the league and even has a case for the best player.

He was REALLY good from mid range tonight too. And wasn’t he responsible for either scoring or assisting on 28 of their first 30 points? It’s insane how good he is.


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Post#31 » by Yuri36 » Thu Jan 14, 2021 6:16 am

All things considered, it's not far stretched to say that Mavs look the biggest challengers to Lakers in West
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Post#32 » by Yuri36 » Thu Jan 14, 2021 6:18 am

TheBullsDynasty wrote:Doncic is currently sitting at 27.4 ppg 9.6 rpg 8.3 apg 1.2 spg 1 bpg. Their second best player played for the first time this season and slowly returning to form, and Doncic himself isn't 100% because he is FAT but Mavs are still 6-4.


And they had arguably the toughest schedule of all playing Lakers, Clipps, Rockets, Heat, Nuggets and Suns
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Re: Luka Doncic has officially entered the MVP race 

Post#33 » by Ritzo » Thu Jan 14, 2021 6:38 am

Only Jokic, Harden and Luka can dominate the league even they're out of shape because of their skill set.
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Re: Luka Doncic has officially entered the MVP race 

Post#34 » by BostonCouchGM » Thu Jan 14, 2021 6:38 am

turns out when a guy who plays no defense, can't shoot, is turnover prone, but has the highest usage plus teammates who box out so he can pull down 10 uncontested defensive rebounds a game, he's going to fill the stat sheet and impress casuals.
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Re: Luka Doncic has officially entered the MVP race 

Post#35 » by TheHardenChoke » Thu Jan 14, 2021 6:43 am

BostonCouchGM wrote:turns out when a guy who plays no defense, can't shoot, is turnover prone, but has the highest usage plus teammates who box out so he can pull down 10 uncontested defensive rebounds a game, he's going to fill the stat sheet and impress casuals.


Here he is guys....the hater we were waiting for
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Re: Luka Doncic has officially entered the MVP race 

Post#36 » by jlokine » Thu Jan 14, 2021 6:45 am

is he not exposed anymore?
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Post#37 » by Mr B » Thu Jan 14, 2021 6:51 am

Yuri36 wrote:All things considered, it's not far stretched to say that Mavs look the biggest challengers to Lakers in West

I don’t know if they’re the biggest threat but they could definitely be in the mix if they continue to play defense the way they have. If Luka were to actually win DPOY I believe they would be the biggest threat.


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Re: Luka Doncic has officially entered the MVP race 

Post#38 » by NY 567 » Thu Jan 14, 2021 6:51 am

BostonCouchGM wrote:turns out when a guy who plays no defense, can't shoot, is turnover prone, but has the highest usage plus teammates who box out so he can pull down 10 uncontested defensive rebounds a game, he's going to fill the stat sheet and impress casuals.

At the PG position, he averages double the offensive rebounds of Boston golden boy forward Jayson Tatum so there is that.
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Re: Luka Doncic has officially entered the MVP race 

Post#39 » by Yuri36 » Thu Jan 14, 2021 6:56 am

Mr B wrote:
Yuri36 wrote:All things considered, it's not far stretched to say that Mavs look the biggest challengers to Lakers in West

I don’t know if they’re the biggest threat but they could definitely be in the mix if they continue to play defense the way they have. If Luka were to actually win DPOY I believe they would be the biggest threat.


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Even if he becomes only a decent defender (and honestly I think that's his ceiling there cause I never see him see becoming a DPOY level player just because of his poor athleticism), Mavs might be the biggest threat actually.
I'd argue he's already the overall best player in NBA offensive wise
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Luka Doncic has officially entered the MVP race 

Post#40 » by Mr B » Thu Jan 14, 2021 7:04 am

Legit question, if Luka were to actually win DPOY would he also be considered for MIP too?

And yes I know this won’t actually happen.

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