Danny Green compares Mavs’ Luka Doncic to a ‘bigger Lou Williams’
There are plenty of comparisons being made to Luka Doncic as the league tries to make sense of what the Dallas Mavericks star really has to offer. Los Angeles Lakers sharpshooter Danny Green, however, offered a unique take on who the Mavs’ point-forward reminds him of.
Put simply, Green sees a “bigger Lou Williams” in Doncic.
Naturally, some fans would be confused with that comparison. After all, it does seem like their playing styles are completely different. However, Green gave a solid analysis as to why he thinks this is the case.
Interesting Luka Doncic comparison from Danny Green, who said the Lakers' key is to keep him off the foul line: "I compare him to a bigger Lou Will, where he gets to that left hand, and he gets that step back or fadeway, and you can’t really touch him."
— Kyle Goon (@kylegoon) November 30, 2019
It is understandable why Danny Green thinks Luka Doncic and Lou Williams have similar approaches to the game, especially if we take their physical tools into consideration.
Sweet Lou is 6-foot-1 and weighs 175 pounds. He is an extremely small player in a giants’ league, and he needed ways to get buckets if he wanted to be a productive point guard in this pace-and-space era of the NBA. His speed and craftiness allow him to average 21.7 points over opponents who are at least five inches taller than him.
Luka also has limitations when it comes to his athleticism. He’s not as fast as many athletes in the league, but he makes up for it with experience and court vision that exceeds his age. He continuously finds ways to get to the rim and make his shots.
Of course, Luka has a much higher ceiling than Williams. However, this observation gives fans a very different angle of how the Mavs’ second-year man plays the game.