According to Dallas Mavericks head coach Rick Carlisle, Luka Doncic will be the team’s point guard even with Delon Wright in the fold. Carlisle confessed that he saw Doncic as a point guard since last year. Given his physical tools coupled with a unique understanding of the game, Doncic brings something special to the table. As such, even with Wright — a natural point guard — now with the Mavs, the Slovenian will remain the team’s court general.
“I view him as the point guard ever since I gave him the ball last year,” Carlisle said, per Eddie Sefko of mavs.com. “He’s a very unique point guard. We haven’t seen a guy exactly like him, really, ever in the NBA – 6-7 and has this particular skill set, his kind of strength, speed and quickness, feel, ingenuity on the floor. So he’s a very, very exciting player. And very exciting to work with because he has a savant like ability to view the game and see things before they happen.”
Wright was acquired by the Mavs via a sign-and-trade deal with the Memphis Grizzlies for a pair of future second-round picks in exchange for the team not matching their offer to the restricted free agent. Right now, he’s still recovering from a minor hamstring problem. When he comes back, he’ll be the team’s back up point guard behind Doncic. And given how the game has evolved into a position-less game, he might get a chance to play alongside the Slovenian and form a pretty decent backcourt tandem.