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Damian Lillard admits Luka Doncic is arguably the MVP right now

Damian Lillard, Luka Doncic, Mavs

Portland Trail Blazers point guard Damian Lillard has nothing but praise for Luka Doncic.

After the Dallas Mavericks star scored 35 points in a win over Portland on Friday night, Lillard said during his postgame interview Doncic is “arguably” the MVP. Lillard stated because “his team is winning and he is dominating game after game.” Lillard also noted Doncic is impacting the game in just about every way, from scoring and playmaking to rebounding:

Doncic’s Dominant Start to 2019-20 Season

Doncic has gotten right back to his dominant ways since returning from a four-game absence on Dec. 26. He has been especially lethal as of late.

The 20-year-old posted a massive triple-double against the Sacramento Kings on Wednesday. He scored 25 points to go along with 17 assists and 15 rebounds. He followed that performance with the 35-point showing on Friday, also tallying eight rebounds and seven assists. Doncic shot a sterling 8-of-12 from beyond the arc (a new career high), including a late dagger to put the Trail Blazers away:

Doncic’s sensational sophomore campaign has been the pivotal reason behind Dallas’ 27-15 start. Athough the Mavericks also have quite a bit of depth off the bench. Doncic has worked well with Dwight Powell and Maxi Kleber. Both of whom are capable of making plays in pick-and-roll situations.

While Doncic is certainly among the leading candidates, it might be hard to deny Milwaukee Bucks superstar and reigning MVP Giannis Antetokounmpo.

The “Greek Freak” is averaging 30.1 points, 12.9 rebounds and 5.5 assists for the best team in the NBA, and he is also on pace to post the highest player efficiency rating (PER) in a single season.

Still, Doncic’s play is drawing rave reviews from peers like Lillard.


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