Stephen Curry praises Luka Doncic, says Mavs rookie has ‘lot of swag’
It has been an excellent start for Luka Doncic in his first season in the NBA, as he is currently averaging 18.8 points, 6.5 rebounds and 4.9 assists per game while shooting 43.5 percent from the field and 36.7 percent from beyond the arc.
His play has garnered plenty of praise from people throughout the basketball world, and Stephen Curry has decided to join the mix of players who publicly acknowledged Doncic’s skills.
Here’s what Curry had to say about Doncic’s overall game, courtesy of ESPN’s Malika Andrews:
“He’s very talented. He’s smart, high-IQ guy, obviously,” Curry said. “Has a lot of confidence to his game, lot of swag to his game. He came out firing tonight. With some patented moves that he showed, but he’s a guy that just knows what he’s doing out there. Obviously, he’s a rookie, but he’s found a way to impose his will most nights, and it’s going to be good to see him develop in this league and a star.”
Doncic finished with 19 points in Saturday night’s 120-116 loss to the Warriors, while Curry went for 22 points while going 6-of-17 from 3-point range.
There’s no doubt Doncic will continue to be one of the main driving forces for this Mavs team moving forward, with Rick Carlisle’s group hoping to get back on track after losing their fifth straight game.
The Mavs will have an opportunity to do just that on Sunday night when they hit the road to take on the Portland Trail Blazers.