Luka Doncic is the current generation’s rising star and is well on his way to becoming the biggest deal in the NBA. Leading a team to the playoffs might be a task alright, but carrying your team single-handedly all the way to the Conference Finals is something that has been rightfully called MVP worthy. The Dallas Mavericks have been one of the biggest surprises in the West this season.
They did not have it easy during the last two rounds of the playoffs especially against the Phoenix Suns as they pushed to Game 7. The one problem with their current roster is the lack of veteran experience among the players. Just like the Suns needed a player like Chris Paul to mentor them, it is more or less a very similar situation.
The Dallas Mavericks get pushed down 0-3 against the Golden State Warriors
The problem could not be more evident than now. The Golden State Warriors are hands down the most experienced team left in the playoff race and the only team with as many champions. The Warriors have taken three of three games so far placing the Mavericks in an extremely tight spot. After showing a massive display of offensive firepower and pure dominance on the court, they were looked at with the highest odds of winning it all.
Luka Doncic has been putting up 34 points per game in this series along with 7.6 rebounds, and 5 assists. But Stephen Curry and the Warriors’ wizardry has been a very tough puzzle to decode. Doncic became one of three players in NBA history to average at least 30 points, 10 rebounds, and 5 assists per game in the playoffs. But it seems like his performances could only take Dallas as far as their current position and questions surrounding their eligibility are starting to arise.
Jay Williams advises Mavericks to pair Luka Doncic with another Star
As good as the team may be with Luka Doncic, Jay Williams feels like they are still lacking a very crucial piece on the roster. “Winning an NBA championship, no. I think this team needs to make some moves. I think they’re too guard oriented at times. I would like for them to have a big that they could take advantage of.”
The analyst was blatant with who thought will fits the requirements on the roster. He mentioned Deandre Ayton of the Suns or Zach LaVine of the Chicago Bulls would pair well with the Slovenian baller. Keyshawn Johnson had also pointed out that almost every contending team has at least two-star players on their roster and that the same would help the Mavs win the title.