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The Mavs Reportedly Fear JJ Barea Suffered A Torn Achilles Against The Timberwolves

Getty Image Rookie sensation Luka Doncic put on a show for the Mavs on Friday night in their 119-115 win against the Timberwolves, dropping 29 points, 12 assists, and eight rebounds and hitting multiple clutch shots down the stretch that once again showcased a premier talent playing well beyond his years. The win pulled Dallas […]

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Luka Doncic’s Rapid Rise May Mean Dennis Smith Jr. Eventually Gets Traded

Getty Image Luka Doncic has quickly emerged as one of the young faces of the NBA in his rookie season in Dallas. The Slovenian star has adapted to the NBA game almost immediately and its clear the Mavs are already handing him the keys as the team’s primary ball-handler. Doncic’s 26.7 usage rate is the […]

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Luka Doncic’s Crazy Three At The Buzzer Forced OT In Portland

Getty Image The Trail Blazers were able to eke out a 121-118 overtime win over the scuffling Mavs in Portland, handing Dallas its sixth straight loss and reminding them of the difficulty of sustained excellence in the Western Conference. While Dallas wasn’t able to pull off the mild upset on the road, succumbing to the […]

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Harrison Barnes Was Not A Fan Of Mark Cuban’s Comments About Slovenian Basketball

Getty Image Mark Cuban, like many basketball fans, has been enamored by the play of Dallas Mavericks rookie Luka Doncic. The difference between Cuban and many basketball fans is that the latter have not used their perch as the owner of the team for which Doncic plays to serve up a hot take that talks […]

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Suns Coach Igor Kokoskov Reportedly Had ‘Minimal Input’ On Who The Team Picked In The 2018 NBA Draft

Getty Image The Phoenix Suns made a fairly uncontroversial pick at the top of the 2018 NBA Draft, as the team selected Arizona center Deandre Ayton No. 1 overall. Phoenix had a hole at center that he was able to fill, he went to college two hours away at the alma mater of team owner […]

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Kings Coach Dave Joerger Doesn’t See A Ceiling For Luka Doncic, ‘Unfortunately For Us’

Getty Image Mavs sensation Luka Doncic hasn’t wasted any time taking the NBA by storm. Prior to his rookie season, he was one of the most coveted European prospects of all time, having racked up all sorts of accolades playing professional basketball as a teenager in the world’s most competitive league outside of the U.S. […]

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Luka Doncic’s Game Has Had No Problem Translating To The Speed Of The NBA

Getty Image Luka Doncic, as many predicted, has immediately stepped into the NBA and looked far and away better than the vast majority of this rookie class. He’s got the veteran know-how of a guy who’s been playing professional basketball for years because, well, he has been. While Marvin Bagley was winning player of the […]

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Luka Doncic Learned He Won Rookie Of The Month While He Was Playing ‘Fortnite’

Getty Image Luka Doncic has been outstanding to start his NBA career. He’s the rare rookie who has not looked overwhelmed by the fact that he’s playing in the best league in the world, likely because he put forth an impressive professional career during his time suiting up for Spanish giants Real Madrid. Through 20 […]

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Luka Doncic Put On A Show In The Mavericks’ 20-Point Win Over The Rockets

Getty Image Luka Doncic has lived up to the hype during the early stages of his NBA career. That says a lot about the precocious Slovenian, as Doncic came to the league with perhaps the highest expectations of any European basketball player. But despite being 19, and despite being given a big role right away […]

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Luka Doncic Did Not Practice Due To A Sore Ankle And His Status For Tuesday’s Game Is Unknown

Getty Image Mavericks rookie Luka Doncic is off to a good start to his NBA career. He’s averaging 19.4 points, 6.6 rebounds, and 4.6 assists per game. His high points have looked exactly what people thought he could be and that’s very exciting. It’s always fun when a rookie enters the NBA and immediately finds […]

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J.J. Barea Is Always Learning What He Needs To Do To Outrun Father Time

Getty Image LOS ANGELES – J.J. Barea sprinted up the court and heaved a prayer. For a brief moment, it looked like it could be right on line, but it grazed the backboard and bounced harmlessly away. The Lakers escaped a one-point win over the Mavs, but they’ll be seeing Barea in their nightmares as […]

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Trae Young And Luka Doncic Looked A Lot Like Two Rookies In Their National TV Showdown

Getty Image The Atlanta Hawks will play one true nationally-televised game this season (they do have two NBA TV games that technically count), and it took place on Wednesday night in their home opener against the Dallas Mavericks. The matchup made it to ESPN because it was the first game between Luka Doncic and Trae […]

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Dirk Nowitzki Says Luka Doncic Is Better Than Him At 19 And Compared His Vision To Chris Paul

Getty Image Luka Doncic entered the 2018 NBA Draft as perhaps the most highly-regarded and accomplished European draft prospect ever. As the reigning EuroLeague MVP, Doncic proved at 19 years old that he was more than ready to play against some of the world’s best. After Deandre Ayton and Marvin Bagley III went to the […]

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NBA Rookies Are Split On Who Will Win Rookie Of The Year

Getty Image The 2018-19 NBA season is still weeks away but, on Tuesday, an annual landmark of the off-season arrived in the form of the league’s “rookie survey.” For more than a decade, John Schuhmann of NBA.com has been sitting down with the NBA’s incoming rookie class and this year’s crop of 36 players answered […]

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