Luka Doncic’s Magical ‘November to Remember’ Wasn’t a Fluke

  • Dallas Mavericks forward Luka Doncic entered the season as one of the league’s rising stars after dominating the competition for Rookie of the Year honors last season.
  • After a November to remember, where he averaged a triple-double, it is safe to say he will be a candidate for another award this season—MVP.
  • But can he maintain his torrid pace into December and beyond?

The Dallas Mavericks know they got someone special in last season’s Rookie of the Year, Luka Doncic.

He proved it again last month when he had a November to remember. With 32.4 PPG, 10.3 RPG, and 10.4 APG, the 20-year old, second-year pro averaged a triple-double for the entire month.

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Luka Doncic already finds himself in rare company. | Source: Ronald Martinez/Getty Images/AFP

Before he’s even old enough to grab a drink with his Mavericks teammates, Doncic is taking his place among the NBA’s best. He is just the third player in NBA history to average a triple-double for an entire calendar month. Russell Westbrook and Oscar Robertson are the other two.

So what is Doncic going to do for an encore? The season is not even a quarter of the way complete. If that becomes the highlight of his year, the outlook for the Mavericks may still be okay—but not great.

But it doesn’t look like he is going to rest on his laurels anytime soon.

Luka Doncic vs. LeBron James and the Mighty Lakers

After proving that he is a force to be reckoned with himself last month, he faced off against the most dominant force in the NBA Sunday—LeBron James and the Los Angeles Lakers.

He didn’t go up against James on every possession, but he did square off with him and Anthony Davis several times during the game. While he did admit after the game to being a little nervous playing against his idol, you wouldn’t have known…

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