The accolades keep on piling on for Dallas Mavericks guard Luka Doncic in just his second season in the NBA. His brilliance no longer takes opposing players and coaches by surprise, as the 20-year-old Slovenian guard still continues to rack up impressive numbers even with defenses now paying closer attention to him. Ahead of the Phoenix Suns’ hosting of the Mavericks at the Talking Stick Resort Arena on Friday, Suns head coach Monty Williams shared his hilarious take on Doncic’s basketball prowess, per Brad Townsend of the Dallas Morning News.
“He’s moving into that category where everybody’s not surprised by him anymore and he’s still putting up these video-game numbers. If I had hair, I would pull it out,” Williams said.
His assumptions were spot on, as Doncic was once again on track to finish with another triple-double on Friday, collecting 14 points, six assists, and six rebounds after the first 12 minutes. He had 19 points, six rebounds and seven assists at the half, even while dealing with multiple Suns defenders.
Doncic is averaging 30.1 points, 10.0 rebounds, 9.5 assists, and 1.5 steals in 17 games this season. He is making 48.5 percent of his attempts from the field and 32.9 from distance and is on pace to average a triple-double this year.
The Mavs are currently fifth in the Western Conference with an 11-6 record. Doncic will likely receive his first (of possibly many) All-Star appearances of his career this year. He has also inserted himself in the Most Valuable Player of the Year discussion alongside superstars LeBron James and James Harden.