Timberwolves’ Jeff Teague says Mavs’ Luka Doncic is ‘probably the best player in the NBA right now’
With the Minnesota Timberwolves facing the Mavericks on Wednesday, Jeff Teague was asked about trying to stop Doncic. Teague stated that he’s ‘not really sure’ and that Doncic is ‘arguably probably the best player in the NBA right now.’
“He’s arguably probably the best player in the NBA right now, so just try to make him see a lot of bodies,” Teague said, via Chris Hine of Star Tribune. “I’m not really sure, man. It looks like no one can stop him right now.”
It’s difficult to argue with Teague’s analysis. Doncic is currently leading the most efficient overall offense in the NBA while being the league’s most efficient high volume overall offensive player. That has been key in the team posting a 13-6 record despite not having Kristaps Porziņģis in a consistent rhythm.
Perhaps the craziest part of all is that Doncic is only 20-years-old and his birthday isn’t until late February. There is still plenty of room for the young star to improve and that’s fascinating to think about considering how he’s already averaging a highly efficient stat line of 30.6 points, 9.9 rebounds, and 9.6 assists.
Even if Doncic isn’t the best player in the NBA right now, he has to be considered within the top 3-5 at least. There is still plenty of time for him to overtake the rest of the competition, though.