Once upon a time, there was an NBA draft prospect named Luka Doncic who had just won the MVP award in the world’s second-most competitive basketball league at the age of 19. He was widely regarded as a top-two talent in the 2018 NBA draft, but fell to No. 3 for a variety of reasons.
One of those reasons might have been the perception that Doncic was a high-floor, low-ceiling prospect, with little room to grow compared to some other prospects.
Well, that player just dropped 41 points and 10 assists on a playoff-level Western Conference team, the fourth straight game he has topped 30 and 10. He remains only 20 years old.
Luka Doncic ain’t real
The Houston Rockets were the latest victims of Doncic’s do-everything offensive game on Sunday, with the Mavericks coming out on top 137-123.
The Rockets simply had no answer for the Slovenian star.
All of that is in addition to Doncic becoming the second-youngest player to post a 40-point triple-double, after LeBron James. And nearly outscoring the Golden State Warriors in the first half on his way to another triple-double, his seventh of the season.
Doncic’s breakout year now has the Mavericks tied for third place in the Western Conference at 11-5, and him easily in line for MVP votes and All-NBA honors.