Zion Williamson calls Mavs star Luka Doncic a ‘walking triple double’
New Orleans Pelicans rookie Zion Williamson, like pretty much everyone in the NBA, is a huge fan of Dallas Mavericks second-year guard Luka Doncic. Williamson says the Mavs’ guard is a walking triple-double and does anything it takes to win a game.
Pelicans’ Zion Williamson on Mavericks’ Luka Doncic: “With Luka, he’s just a walking triple double. He goes out there and plays to his strengths and does whatever he can to help his team win.” pic.twitter.com/y9aUCfbbTM
— Ben Golliver (@BenGolliver) February 14, 2020
Assuming they both stay healthy, Zion Williamson and Luka Doncic figure to dominate the NBA for the next decade or so.
In 44 games for the Mavs this season, Doncic is averaging 28.9 points, 9.5 rebounds and 8.7 assists. He’s shooting 46.5 percent from the field, 32.3 percent from beyond the arc and 76.5 percent from the free-throw line.
The Mavs are 33-22 on the season and are in sixth place in the Western Conference standings.
Doncic has taken the NBA world by storm, similar to how LeBron James did when he was a youngster with the Cleveland Cavaliers. The reigning Rookie of the Year said last season he was surprised how well he played during his rookie campaign, and now he is an MVP candidate and the new face of the Mavs franchise in the post-Dirk Nowitzki era.
Derrick Rose is the youngest MVP in NBA history. He won the award during the 2010-11 season with the Chicago Bulls at the age of 22. Doncic turns 21 this month. It will be fascinating to see if Luka can break Rose’s record this season or in 2020-21