Mavs assistant coach Igor Kokoskov shared as much in an interview with Callie Caplan of the Dallas Morning News, as he highlighted the other aspects of Doncic's offensive game that they could unleash without KP manning the painted area and stretching the floor.
While the Mavs' offense without Porzingis becomes more heliocentric around Doncic, Kokoskov shared how the Slovenian can now play more inside and show his isolation game even better.
“[I] think about how other people are preparing to guard him. He can play more inside, play with his back to the basket. He’s great in isolation. His shot selections—he’s missing some shots because obviously his usage is high and obviously shots are tough—but I don’t think he’s got a lot of weaknesses in his game,” Kokoskov said.
The Serbian coach also issued a warning to the rest of the league, not just for this 2021-22 season but also beyond, noting that Luka Doncic is getting better everyday and should be an even more scary threat to other teams in the future.
“So I think that he’s getting better every second, in every part of the game, and it’s really scary where he’s going to be in a couple years from now,” Kokoskov added.
As the Mavs' lone star, the pressure is now even higher for Doncic as he tries to lead Dallas back to the promised land. However, if his recent games are any indication, he certainly looks ready to hoard the spotlight and show everyone what he can do with him running the offense and not sharing the spotlight with anyone.