Rookie of the Year Front-Runner Luka Doncic Shines in Mavs Debut

Sep 30, 2018 12:31 AM EDT
  • Dallas Mavericks rookie Luka Doncic made his preseason debut against the Beijing Ducks.
  • It's only one game, but Rob Perez (@World_Wide_Wob) likes him to take home rookie of the year honors.
  • Boomaker currently has Doncic has the front runner to win the award (+344).

I will not overreact to a preseason game against the Beijing Ducks…

I will not overreact to a preseason game against the Beijing Ducks…

I will not … yes I will.

On Saturday night, Slovenian phenom Luka Doncic made his preseason NBA debut and absolutely showed out for the Dallas Mavericks in front of the home crowd.

Here was the first bucket of his career:

Pretty pedestrian. But then…BRACE YOURSELVES FOR DIRK 2.0.

Ok he’s got handles and can get to the rim. That’s cool. What else can he do?

Just wait until the last play of this video, from Steph Curry range…

That Dennis Smith Jr. guy that he plays with in the Mavericks’ back court is pretty decent too we hear.

If this is any indication of what’s to come, Dallas is going to be a Top-5 League Pass watch.

If you believe the hype, you can still get your money down on Luka to win Rookie of the Year if you so choose. Vegas surely believes it as he remains the odd-on-favorite to win the award.

Here his full highlight reel from night one in the association:

I will not overreact to a preseason game against the Beijing Ducks.

Credit:

Credit: Tim Heitman-USA TODAY Sports. Pictured: Dallas Mavericks guard Luka Doncic (77) smiles on the bench during the game against the Beijing Ducks at American Airlines Center.

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