When the Mavericks traded for Luka Doncic, it was viewed as one of the riskier moves of the 2018 NBA draft.
Instead of going with Trae Young and building around their potential new point guard, the team gave up an extra first-round pick to land Doncic, who clearly was the top player on their draft board. Doncic edged Young for Rookie of the Year.
With the value Luka brings to this Mavericks team and his consistent performances along with his leadership on the court, it is hard to see why Luka Doncic cannot be seen as the best player in the league this year.
Luka on an injured ankle scored 43 points and also hit a 3 point game winner versus the Clippers to tie their NBA Playoff series 2-2. Games 5 is on Tuesday.