Luka Doncic is placing up loopy MVP numbers however Mavs guard Spencer Dinwiddie has spoken in regards to the disadvantages of taking part in alongside such a gifted younger man.
Dinwiddie defined that as a result of Doncic is at such a excessive degree, he receives all of the reward and a focus from the media and when the workforce isn’t doing properly, everybody besides Doncic cops the blame.
“Luka is clearly far and away our famous person, and we’ve got different guys who’re good gamers clearly,” Dinwiddie mentioned on Outta Pocket. “However as a result of there’s not one other famous person, it’s not apples to apples, it’s all the time gonna be Luka and the boys. So that you simply obtained to be mentally robust and be constructed for that off the courtroom, as a result of like I mentioned, on the courtroom he’s going to make it lots simpler.
“You guys work within the media, and that storylines are king, proper? So, we’ve got a 23-year-old savant — it’s very simple to say [‘Luka needs help’]. Luka’s superb, he’s been the prodigy from the start. So it’s all the time gonna be like that as a result of his star energy is a lot additional past ours. And in a whole lot of methods he makes the sport simpler for us. Due to that, you’re simply gonna need to take care of some media backlash typically off the courtroom.”
Doncic is completely placing within the work the season, and has appeared in 43 of 48 complete video games the Mavs have performed and is averaging 37.5 minutes on 33.6 factors, 8.9 rebounds, and eight.7 assists per sport on 49.6 p.c capturing from the sphere and 35.7 p.c capturing from three because the workforce’s essential ball handler.
In the meantime, Dinwiddie is averaging 16.8 factors, three rebounds, and 5.2 assists per sport on 46.2 p.c capturing from the sphere, because the workforce’s third highest level scorer on common behind Christian Wooden and Doncic respectively.