Luka Doncic ties Jason Kidd’s Dallas triple-double rookie record
In doing so, Doncic tied a Maverick rookie record that was set by Jason Kidd back in the 1994-95 campaign.
Luka Doncic recorded his fourth triple-double of the season last night, tying the @dallasmavs rookie record held by Jason Kidd.
— Justin Kubatko (@jkubatko) February 26, 2019
That is pretty good company.
On the season, Doncic is averaging 20.9 points, 7.2 rebounds, 5.7 assists, and one steal over 32.2 minutes per game while shooting 43.2 percent from the floor, 35.3 percent from 3-point range, and 72.6 percent from the free-throw line.
In the month of February, the 20-year-old is registering 24.1 points, 9.3 boards and 7.4 assists in 33.4 minutes a night while making 42.7 percent of his field goal attempts, 36.1 percent of his long-distance tries, and 69.5 percent of his foul shots.
While his efficiency can certainly improve, Doncic’s versatility and feel for the game are staggering for a rookie. His extensive set of well-rounded skills makes you wonder just how good he will be in a couple of years.
The Slovenian was originally selected by the Atlanta Hawks with the third pick in the NBA Draft last June, but he was then traded to the Mavericks for Trae Young, whom Dallas took fifth.
No disrespect to Young, who has been playing well lately, but it seems safe to say that the Mavs won that trade.
The Mavericks currently own a record of 26-34 on the season and are gradually falling out of the Western Conference playoff picture. However, the future is bright for Dallas. The club recently added Kristaps Porzingis through a trade with the New York Knicks before the trade deadline. Porzingis is out while recovering from a torn ACL and likely will not make his Mavs debut until next season.