Tagged Luka Doncic

PODCAST: NBA Midseason Awards Edition

In this episode of The NBA Podcast, Morten Jensen (@msjnba) and Bryan Toporek (@btoporek) make their midseason picks for every major award. Who is the front-runner for MVP: James Harden, Luka Doncic or Giannis Antetokounmpo? Can anyone catch Ja Morant for Rookie of the Year? Who’s leading the wide-open Defensive Player of the Year and…

10 NBA Questions: End-of-the-Decade Edition

We like to get granular here at TBW, digging into the players and trends that help shape the NBA, WNBA, eSports and FIBA games we love so much. We also believe that irresponsible, clickbaity speculation is both out of control over the past few years and also not helping the game in the long run.…

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Should We Be That Impressed by the NBA’s Latest Monster Statlines?

In every NBA season, the league’s deep stable of stars find new ways to entertain and amaze us. They deliver unprecedented performances, display unforeseen athletic feats and reach new statistical milestones. Today’s sports media climate is ultra-competitive, so it’s driven by clickable highlights, headlines and eye-popping stat lines. The NBA and its media mouthpieces don’t…

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Take a Luka Me Now: Doncic’s Career Arc is Off to an All-Time Start

Luka Doncic was impressive in Europe, impressive enough that some people thought he was worthy of the No. 1 overall pick. Not everyone agreed, of course, and we know at least two teams who weren’t convinced enough to draft him. There’s a good chance they’d rethink that decision today if offered the opportunity. The Dallas…

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Breaking Down Kristaps Porzingis’ Roller-Coaster Start With Dallas Mavericks

Shock and excitement swept the NBA world when the Dallas Mavericks traded for Kristaps Porzingis in January of 2019. Mavs die-hards, European hoops enthusiasts and all fans of dynamic basketball immediately dreamt of Porzingis forming a lethal partnership with rising star Luka Doncic and head coach Rick Carlisle. Fast forward to today, and Porzingis’ first…

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NBA Film Study: The Masterful Footwork of Trae Young & Luka Doncic

For better or for worse, Trae Young and Luka Doncic are eternally bound. During the 2018 NBA Draft, the Dallas Mavericks and Atlanta Hawks made a pick swap that essentially sent Doncic to the Mavs and Trae to the Hawks. Both are playing like All-Stars and vaulting their offenses to high-caliber levels. We’re not getting…

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Here’s How Luka Doncic Can Win NBA MVP

The Western Conference has proven to truly be the Wild West this season. Outside of the Los Angeles Lakers (17-3) and the Golden State Warriors (4-17), the bulk of the conference is separated by about six games. The Dallas Mavericks have especially surprised to begin the year: They are 13-6 and currently are tied for…

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Is This the Moment Where World Basketball Caught Up with U.S.?

For years, we’ve been hearing how the basketball world is catching up with the USA. But is it time to stop couching that in “future-tense” logic and ponder whether it’s happened, even at the highest levels? In 1992, the USA sent hoops pros to the Olympics for the first time, as the “Dream Team” captured…

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PODCAST: Early Front-Runners for 2019-20 NBA Awards

In this episode of The NBA Podcast, Morten Jensen (@msjnba) and Bryan Toporek (@btoporek) discuss the early front-runners for every NBA award through the first month of the 2019-20 NBA season. Can Luka Doncic legitimately challenge Giannis Antetokounmpo for MVP? Who’s emerging as a candidate for Most Improved Player? Does Ja Morant have any competition…

Dallas Mavericks Proving to be More Than Just Luka Doncic, Kristaps Porzingis

The Dallas Mavericks are off to a hot start, thanks largely to young star Luka Doncic. 8-5 through 13 games, the Mavs are the second highest-scoring team in the NBA with an offensive rating of 112.6, and Doncic is averaging a spectacular 29.5 points, 10.7 rebounds and 9.3 assists per game. Not bad at all…

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