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Luka Doncic

Discussion in 'Around The NBA' started by Nathan S, Jul 22, 2018.

  1. Jstock12

    Jstock12 Sixth Man

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    Don't get me wrong, guys like Fox, Tatum, Mitchell or JJJ are pretty damn good. But Doncic is just several tiers above them. He's already an All-Star calibre, even if he doesn't get any better.
     
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    Pioneer10 Come home Sideshow Bob

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    I'll take Sexton since he's so young and shown he can score
     
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    Muffinalt Gold Star Member

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    5 is just too much, you could build a whole team of Fox, Mitchell, Tatum, Kuzma, JJJ. But Id take him over any combination of two of these five, maybe even three.

    I think he's the next long term face of the NBA though, and his early form and especially the needed popularity is there.
     
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    Double post
     
  6. Nathan S

    Nathan S 33 is the new 23

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    I think I agree...the Fox/JJJ combo in particular could be the best 2-way duo in the league in a couple years. I'd take Doncic over them straight up, barely, but add the other three guys and that tips the scales.
     
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    Muffinalt Gold Star Member

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    Yeah. Im still so baffled by the first three picks of last years draft. For as much (deserved) credit Sac's young core is getting now, imagine if they actually added JJJ to that mix. Or god forbid a Fox + Doncic combo, thats like a supercharged Dragic + Doncic.

    No excuse for Phoenix and especially Atlanta though, just idiotic decisions.

    Anyway, im really enjoying that Doncic ended up in Dallas. Love Nowitzki and its cool to see him passing along the mantle of the league's international superstar.
     
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  8. Jstock12

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    To be honest, I think Nowitzki dropped that mantle like 7 years ago and it was picked up just recently by Giannis. As good as Doncic is right now, he's not better than the Greek Freak. Not yet anyway.
     
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    Nathan S 33 is the new 23

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    Last season I pointed out that, assuming LeBron wins MVP, he might be the last American-born MVP we see for a very long time. Obviously Harden (hilariously) ended up MVP, but the point still stands.
     
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    Yeah, there are some truly great international players right now...

    Giannis
    Doncic
    Embiid
    Jokic
    Porzingis
    Simmons
     
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    Ah yes very true, i think i just got caught in the cinderella story of finally having a successor to Nowitzki in Dallas.

    Loving Giannis as well, such a humble dude for what a ridiculous talent he is.

    I like the outlook of the future hopeful contenders in Milwaukee, Dallas, Sacramento etc. Would be a nice change over the shitshow that is the Warriors. Fingers crossed the make it.
     
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  12. Nathan S

    Nathan S 33 is the new 23

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    Top players under age 25 this season, by VORP:

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    Only Towns and (technically) Sabonis are American. Cameroon also has two players in Embiid and Siakam. The other six players are from six different countries.
     
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    * Lithuanian. Arvydas Sabonis was playing in the NBA (Portland) in 1996 when Sabonis Jr was born.

    Edit: I guess that's what you meant by technically. My bad.
     
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    Pioneer10 Come home Sideshow Bob

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    I remember loving Nurkic as a rookie and thinking he was having a good second year early in the year and I didn't realize I was admiring Jokic's box scores

    Funny how American white dudes can't keep up with their international counterparts. You got Love and Hayward over the last 10-20 years but then internationally you have some real studs in Manu, Nash, Dirk, and now Jokic and Doncic. Makes sense as they're are just more people overseas and now the rest of league may also follow (Giannis, Simmons, Embiid)
     
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    GIVE SOME RESPECT TO THIS AMERICAN LEGEND!


    View: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ZWewmINCXoY
     
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