Most people expected them to have a strong season last year and, sure enough, they did.
In fact, they outdid themselves and surpassed all expectations.
And a large part of that was due to Doncic and his breakout season that saw him reach the second round of the playoffs for the first time and post record numbers in the postseason.
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Since the season ended, Doncic has been playing for his national Slovenian basketball team.
Before a recent game, Doncic was spotted throwing the ball from literally all the way across the court.
And he made the shot!
Sure, luck had something to do with this but it cannot be denied that Doncic is now reaching MVP levels of excellence.
Doncic Doing It
Doncic’s 2021-22 average was 28.4 points, 9.1 rebounds, and 8.7 assists.
Those are incredible numbers.
But during the playoffs, Doncic achieved 31.7 points, 9.8 rebounds, and 6.4 assists.
Yes, he actually got better in the postseason.
Doncic has been improving his game over the last few years, eager to prove himself and show that he and his team could be Finals contenders.
While they fell short last year, they might not be too far away from going all the way.
There is also talk of them acquiring Collin Sexton from the Cleveland Cavaliers.
The Mavericks feel very close to true, undeniable greatness.
Whatever happens next, Doncic will certainly be the centerpiece of the team.
He might not always be sinking shots from across the court but he is leading his team in nearly every way.