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Carmelo Anthony ‘hopes’ Dallas fans appreciate what they have in Luka Doncic

Luka Doncic, Mavs, Kings

The Dallas Mavericks have one of the NBA’s elite superstars in second-year player Luka Doncic. He has had a massive season so far and even Portland Trail Blazers forward Carmelo Anthony has recognized it. Anthony also hopes that the Mavs fans appreciate what they have in Doncic.

In a quote shared by Dorothy Gentry of The Athletic, Anthony opened up about Doncic and how fans in Dallas should appreciate what he brings to the court night in and night out.

Doncic has been putting together a massive season with the Mavs this season. He has averaged 28.8 points per game to go along with 9.8 rebounds and 9.0 assists. In addition those averages, Doncic has shot 46.6 percent from the floor overall and has knocked down 31.7 percent of his three-point attempts.

Very few players have the ability to impact a game like Doncic is capable of doing. He has taken the Mavs from being a team high in the draft lottery to a potential contender in the Western Conference. After a big win over the Blazers, the Mavs moved to 27-15 on the season, which has them first in their division.

Against the Blazers, Doncic ended up scoring 35 points to go along with eight rebounds and seven assists. He had a massive game from three-point range, shooting 8-for-12 from that distance. Dallas certainly should be thankful to have him on their side.

All of that being said, Doncic is earning the respect of his elders around the league. Anthony is just one in a long line of stars who have spoken out positively about him. Doncic still has plenty of room to grow as well, which should be a scary thought for opposing teams.