Luka Doncic Does Not Think The Mavericks Need Another All-Star to Contend

The Dallas Mavericks made it to the Western Conference Finals last season. They lost to the eventual champs the Golden State Warriors, but they were nonetheless a surprise team to make it that far, after taking down the Phoenix Suns in seven games in convincing fashion. Luka Doncic, the clear-cut best player on the team, therefore thinks that they do not need another All-Star to contend for the championship.

Doncic averaged 28 points, 9 rebounds, and nearly 9 assists a game last season. In the playoffs, he elevated his game and averaged 31 points 9.9 rebounds, and 6 assists per game. He took on the scoring load for the team to have a shot in the post-season. Despite this, Doncic thinks that the players currently on the roster are underrated and they have the right pieces.

During the off-season, the Mavericks added Christian Wood who is coming off a season averaging 18 points and 10 rebounds a game. Wood is someone who can definitely help take a load off from Doncic in terms of scoring and help the team offensively. 

Doncic also credits a few other players who will step up this year who are not to be overlooked. Spencer Dinwiddie and Dorian Finney-Smith were a big part of the success of the Mavericks in the playoffs. Dinwiddie came to the team in a trade from the Washington Wizards and was able to contribute nearly 16 points per game. Finney-Smith who is known for his defensive play was able to add 11 points per game during the regular season. 

Tim Hardaway Jr. who missed the latter half of the regular season for the Mavericks due to injury was averaging 14 points per game. He was a player that was not mentioned by Doncic which could have affected the outcome of the season for the team. There is no doubt that Dallas has the right players that surround Doncic to make an impact and possibly get back to the Conference Finals. The hope is that the fifth-year player out of Slovenia can continue to fuel the team and lead them once again. 

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