Mavs’ Luka Doncic becomes 3rd player in NBA history to average a 30-point triple-double in a calendar month
Dallas Mavericks guard Luka Doncic is truly a special basketball player, as he recently joined the ranks of Oscar Robertson and Russell Westbrook as the third player in NBA history to average a 30-point triple-double over the span of a calendar month.
The Big O achieved the feat five times in his career, while Westbrook accomplished it twice after averaging a triple-double in the last three seasons.
Doncic — who only needed eight points, five rebounds, and five assists to end November with staggering averages of 30-10-10 – easily completed the feat at the end of the first quarter in the Mavs’ road game against the Phoenix Suns on Friday.
The second-year Slovenian guard already had 14 points, six rebounds, and six assists after the first 12 minutes.
After winning the Rookie of The Year plum last year, Doncic has elevated his game to superstar status this season, averaging 30.1 points, 10.0 rebounds, 9.5 assists, and 1.5 steals in 17 games this season. Doncic continues to pour in buckets even with NBA defenses closing in on him, notching a 48.5 percent clip from the field and 32.9 from beyond the arc.
The 20-year-old has already cemented himself as the team’s star for the coming years and has already exceeded expectation when Dallas moved two spots in last year’s draft just to avail his services.
The Phoenix Suns and Sacramento Kings both passed on Doncic, while the Atlanta Hawks traded his rights on draft day for Trae Young.
Doncic was poised to become a superstar in this league, but not many could have predicted that his meteoric rise will come this soon.