Mavs’ Luka Doncic joins Tim Duncan in rare company with All-NBA selection
Dallas Mavericks star Luka Doncic made the first-team All-NBA squad this season, becoming the first player named to the first team in his first or second season since San Antonio Spurs legend Tim Duncan did in 1999, per Brad Townsend of the Dallas Morning News.
Doncic received 59 First Team votes.
Luka Doncic was named first-team All-NBA, becoming the first player named to the first team in his first or second season since San Antonio’s Tim Duncan in 1999. Doncic also joined Dirk Nowitzki and Steve Nash as the only players in the Mavericks’ 40-season history to be named to the All-NBA first, second or third teams.
Doncic is going to be a star for the Mavs for a long, long time. The Boy Wonder is already a superstar in the NBA despite being only 21 years old.
In 61 regular-season games in 2019-20, Doncic averaged 28.8 points, 9.4 rebounds and 8.8 assists for the Mavs. The 2019 Rookie of the Year shot 46.3 percent from the field, 31.6 percent from beyond the arc and 75.8 percent from the free-throw line.
Doncic led the Mavs to the 2020 playoffs, where the team fell to the Los Angeles Clippers in the first round in six games. Doncic put up 31.0 points, 9.8 rebounds and 8.7 assists in the Clippers series. He also hit a game-winning shot at the buzzer in Game 4.
Mavs fans are hoping Doncic spends his entire career in Dallas as Duncan did with the Spurs and delivers the franchise multiple titles.