Home Sports Basketball What stats say about Luka Doncic’s MVP candidacy, budding Porzingis partnership SportsBasketball What stats say about Luka Doncic’s MVP candidacy, budding Porzingis partnership February 28, 2020 4 Facebook Twitter Pinterest WhatsApp CATO: Welcome back to these parts, Seth! It really does feel, sometimes, like The Athletic is this giant continent populated by advanced societies with wildly different cultures and interests, and everyone has set up in their own regions. I’ve been enjoying much of your national NBA work from afar, but it’s our pleasure to host you in this Dallas basketball territory once again. When we last spoke, you wrote this about Luka Doncic: “Mavs fans would love for me to say … he’s going to play at or near All-NBA level for the foreseeable future. Unfortunately, he’s not the style of player who lends himself to that kind of analysis.” You saw some sustainable metrics but also some that might regress. What you said was completely reasonable when you wrote it in early November! But now that we’re dealing with a 45-game sample size of a 20-year-old playing at a near-MVP level, I imagine it’s a little easier to express incredulity at how good he’s been this year… READ NEWS SOURCE RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR Raptors executive Masai Ujiri: 'No one is born to be racist' Op-Ed: Monty Williams is ‘angry,’ ‘afraid’ and ‘in pain’ today Rare Michael Jordan game-worn modified sneakers could sell for over $500K Kareem Abdul-Jabbar: Racism is 'more deadly than COVID-19' JR Smith spotted bike riding with LeBron James and Anthony Davis Knicks' head coach job is Tom Thibodeau's to lose? Knicks' head coaching job is Tom Thibodeau's to lose? Rip Hamilton: Michael Jordan once traded Wizards player for trash talking Sporting 'I can't breathe' shirt, Ben Simmons calls out 'blatant racism' Report: Celtics will 'most likely' offer Jayson Tatum a max contract May 31 in sports history: 'Fo', (five), fo'!' The heartbreak that birthed a freedom fighter in Stephen Jackson LEAVE A REPLY Cancel reply Please enter your comment! Please enter your name here You have entered an incorrect email address! Please enter your email address here Save my name, email, and website in this browser for the next time I comment.