Slovenian rookie, Luka Doncic has given enough evidence that he is ready to be included among the best in NBA basketball, to the point that he is winning - in his rookie year - a spot for the All-Star Game next February.
In the most recent cut of the votes for the mid-season classic, the 19-year-old Ljubliana-born player ranked second in the Western Conference behind the star LeBron James and ahead of figures like Stephen Curry and Kevin Durant.
The forward has given a new look to the Dallas Mavericks, beyond what his averages of 20.2 points, 5 assists and 6.7 rebounds per game can show, as he has allowed forgetting at times that a historic like Dirk Nowitzki will no longer be full time with the team for the rest of the season.
That will give Doncic more time in the court and more prominence, especially after knowing the injury of the Puerto Rican JJ Barea, sixth man of the team, for the rupture of the Achilles tendon of the right foot.
That talent was recognized by the current NBA champions, the Golden State Warriors, in the most recent clash against the Mavericks. The gunsmith Stephen Curry advised him to continue doing the same as until now.
Kevin Durant also had words of praise for Doncic, indicating that a 19-year-old boy with averages of 20 points, six rebounds, and five assists can now be considered an All-Stars.
Those are numbers speak for themselves, and surely will take him to the All-Star Game next February 17 in Charlotte, and that if nothing happens in the second half of the season, they will give him the Rookie of the Year award.