During the Dirk Nowitzki era (1999-2019), the Dallas Mavericks made the playoffs 15 times, reached the NBA Finals twice and won their only title in 2011.
It didn’t take long for Dallas to find its heir apparent in 2018, trading up to acquire Slovenian international star Luka Doncic on draft night. After becoming only the second player in Mavs history to be named the Rookie of the Year in 2018-19, Doncic emerged as the youngest European player to start an All-Star Game in February.
The latest video in our Stats Perform Data Dive series uses historical data and advanced metrics to break down the ways in which the 21-year-old Doncic has risen to such heights so quickly.
Stats Perform’s creative data team analyzes the best stats and insights from all sports around the globe to help clients supercharge audience engagement via our extensive historical database, which dates back to 1876.
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