Voting for the 2019 NBA All-Star game will begin on Tuesday, December 25 at 11 am ET, just before the series of 5 Christmas Day games begin. Voting will last 28 days and end on Martin Luther King Jr. Day, Monday, Jan. 21 at 11:59 pm ET.
Luka Doncic, age 19, just 23 games into his NBA career, has already proved to be the best player on his team and one of the most clutch players in the league. Being clutch is nothing new to Luka, he has been doing it for years in EuroLeague where Pros 10 years older than him defer to the teenager and allow him to have the ball in his hands in clutch moments.
Cruising through Mavericks youtube videos I stumbled upon this video of interviews from September when Mavs opened training camp. With Dirk returning soon it seemed relevant to hear him speak on his role this season. There are also some great moments from DeAndre Jordan, Dennis Smith Jr, and Luka Doncic.
Last year’s tank-fest in the NBA is already paying dividends for several NBA teams as this has been one of the deepest and most productive rookie classes in a long time. Several years down the road we may look back at this draft the same way we do the 2003 draft that gave us several players that changed the competitive landscape in the NBA for year in LeBron, Melo, Bosh, and D-Wade. It should be a competitive race for Rookie of the Year, but there are already a few candidates that stand out above the rest.
19 year old Luka Doncic is taking the NBA by storm. His performance and production so far this season is great for NBA player, much less a rookie teenager.
Luka expects to stack up many awards over his NBA career, hopefully starting with 2019 KIA Rookie of the Year. He is having such a big impact this season, it had me wondering if Luka has a chance to go beyond Rookie of the Year and be named as a Western Conference All-Star this season.
Luka Doncic was picked by many (including myself) to be the 2019 NBA Rookie of the Year. His fellow rookies, however, did not have so much faith in the young Slovenian to make a big impact in his first year as they had him Tied for 3rd alongside Kevin Knox and behind #1 overall pick Deandre Ayton and Cleveland point guard Collin Sexton in the preseason Rookie Survey.