Over his few years in the league, he has revitalized the Mavs and shown again and again why he is a force to be reckoned with.
This season, Doncic is averaging 25.5 points, 7.9 rebounds, and 8.5 assists
Doncic is the heart and soul and leader of the Mavericks and there isn’t a large chance he would leave them anytime soon – but that doesn’t mean other teams won’t try.
Of all the other squads in the league, these are the few that should try their hardest to land Doncic because he would be the missing piece they need.
3. New York Knicks
Try as he might, New York Knicks head coach Tom Thibodeau hasn’t figured out a good, reliable lineup for his team.
Tom Thibodeau says Kemba Walker is out of the Knicks rotation 'as of right now' pic.twitter.com/sr9ONlnfTX
— Bleacher Report (@BleacherReport) November 29, 2021
The Knicks are mostly relying on their main star Julius Randle but he needs a lot more help from the perimeter and Doncic would be just that.
Doncic is a great outside shooter who is very capable of running plays and leading the offense.
If he were added to the Knicks, Randle could focus on being more dominant in the paint and some of the pressure would be taken off of him.
Doncic to the Knicks would make the team faster and more dangerous with much better spacing and improved offense and defense too.
Plus, Doncic would likely love enjoying the New York nightlife and Madison Square Garden crowds.
2. Denver Nuggets
The Denver Nuggets haven’t been themselves ever since losing their star point guard Jamal Murray to injury.
The team has the reigning MVP, Nikola Jokic, but they are still struggling to remain in the top eight of the Western Conference.
Doncic in Denver would replace Murray with yet another incredible point guard who can lead the tempo and create outstanding plays to assist both Jokic and Aaron Gordon.
In fact, many would argue that Doncic would be an upgrade over Murray – which is saying a lot because Murray is a fantastic ballplayer when he’s healthy.
A trade between Denver and Dallas wouldn’t be a total loss for the Mavericks either because they would get Murray in return and he’s going to be legitimately excellent again when he’s healed.
1. New Orleans Pelicans
It’s only a matter of time before Zion Williamson leaves his New Orleans Pelicans.
The biggest reason why everyone assumes Williamson is ditching the Big Easy is that he’s unhappy with the coaching of his team and the players he’s been surrounded by.
Williamson was also upset when the team lost Lonzo Ball, his right-hand man, and a fast, dangerous point guard.
Lonzo with the perfectly placed lob to Zion🔥🔥
— Hoop Central (@TheHoopCentral) February 2, 2020
If Williamson wants a fast, dangerous point guard, he could do no better than Doncic.
Doncic to New Orleans would make the Pelicans a legitimate threat again.
This would be not only because Doncic is so dang good but also because him heading to the team would make Williamson want to play hard again.
The one-two punch of Doncic and Williamson would be nearly impossible to slow down or stop.
Doncic has said he wants to stay in Dallas but there is a chance his tune will change in the few years and that will invite a number of teams to be knocking at his door.