Dirk Nowitzki Says Luka Doncic Is Better Than He Was At That Age

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Dirk Nowitzki Says Luka Doncic Is Better Than He Was At That Age


Luka Doncic easily is the most decorated rookie in NBA history. Just this past season alone, he won the EuroLeague title and the Spanish League title with Real Madrid, as well as the EuroBaskets with his native country of Slovenia. He also became the youngest EuroLeague MVP, EuroLeague Final Four MVP in history and the youngest player to ever be named ACB Most Valuable Player (Spanish League MVP).

Doncic can play both the point guard and shooting guards positons, and his attributes include athleticism, basketball intelligence and ability to play against older players. He has a competitive drive, as well as unique versatility with the ability to dribble with both hands, rebound, shoot with range as well as passing and scoring in a variety of ways. In my opinion, he is the best player of this year’s draft class.

Mavericks teammate and NBA legend Dirk Nowitzki seems to agree and even said that he thinks Doncic is better than he was at this age. Dirk was asked on 105.3 The Fan, if the 19-year-old is better than him when he was of the same age. Dirk said:


“Oh yeah. I could shoot a little bit but I never had the court vision … the savviness that he brings to the game. Just the way he already reads the pick and roll … all the stuff like Chris Paul and these guys do … He’s going to be fun to watch especially with bigs like DeAndre (Jordan) and Dwight (Powell) rolling to the rim … He’s going to pick defenses apart and it’s going to be fun to watch.”

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