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    I think this fellow deserves separate thread, don't you think? Ok, the kid exceeded my expectations by far. I knew he's good, we all Euros knew, but he still exceeded expectations by far becoming NBA flat out star and one of the best NBA clutch players instantly. What a talent. He's on his way to become the best European player of all time if injuries won't prevent it. Agreed? (well there's also Greek Freak so it's between those 2)

    Here's amazing performance against Mavs:

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=otF7OZDRRHo

    PS: How fast situation changes. I remember we talked that after Parker, Pau and Dirk we lacked true Euro superstars three years ago, now we have a bunch of them with Giannis, Doncic, Porzingis, Jokic in the first place.
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    we have had Doncic threads of course, but let's have this one for the NBA.
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    In EL section doesn't count, IMO That's past period and I really hope Doncic will play for Slovenia many years so it's the right place, IMO.
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    Doncic is FAT! Dude, he makes 100s of millions and he lacks motivation to be in shape. Seriously. OK, maybe as in shape person I'm a bit bias, eating disorders is serious thing, but come on, you're PRO, eat right, at least eat not complete trash which he obviously does.

    It's funny, 2 biggest Euro stars in Luka and Jokic has eating problem. And arguably most talented young USA player Zion has it. Fucking millennials. The product of super late capitalism
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    Quote Originally Posted by Straight forward View Post
    Doncic is FAT! Dude, he makes 100s of millions and he lacks motivation to be in shape. Seriously. OK, maybe as in shape person I'm a bit bias, eating disorders is serious thing, but come on, you're PRO, eat right, at least eat not complete trash which he obviously does.

    It's funny, 2 biggest Euro stars in Luka and Jokic has eating problem. And arguably most talented young USA player Zion has it. Fucking millennials. The product of super late capitalism
    That's problem of Nba. Nobody can touch those superstars. Luka came in Dallas in both last seasons with 120 kg+. Laso wouldn't even play him being so fat. Harden checked in being always fat too. And then you have superstars, who don't want to be vaccinated, want to change clubs...Maybe giving them 200+ millions guaranteed money is not the best idea.

    Luka will never be in similar shape to some black athletes, just look at his father, but he could be in much better shape, if he wanted. To be honest Mavs with this roster are not winning anything soon, no matter in what shape Luka is, maybe he just doesn't have enough motivation knowing that. Not good sign for his carrier nevertheless.
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    It's crazy that Doncic is still only 23yo, he's not even close his prime. Yet he already 3 times All Star and more impressively 3 times All-NBA First team. Let alone EL MVP and EL Finals MVP and others...Crazy list already.

    https://twitter.com/statmuse/status/1544693746578599936
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    Quote Originally Posted by Straight forward View Post
    It's crazy that Doncic is still only 23yo, he's not even close his prime. Yet he already 3 times All Star and more impressively 3 times All-NBA First team. Let alone EL MVP and EL Finals MVP and others...Crazy list already.

    https://twitter.com/statmuse/status/1544693746578599936
    Where do you think can he still improve?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Toruko View Post
    Where do you think can he still improve?
    1. Body (eating) management. 2. Defensive attitude/willingness. 3. Experience (still get emotional, lazy, grumpy too much). 4. Shooting.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Straight forward View Post
    1. Body (eating) management. 2. Defensive attitude/willingness. 3. Experience (still get emotional, lazy, grumpy too much). 4. Shooting.
    He is the best pick and roll initiator in the world by far, he will never be more athletic than this. Most of his decisions are great. Shooting, yeah there is room but he is just a guy who reached his potential with 21 he wont get much better than this. He cant because he is already on the top.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Toruko View Post
    He is the best pick and roll initiator in the world by far, he will never be more athletic than this. Most of his decisions are great. Shooting, yeah there is room but he is just a guy who reached his potential with 21 he wont get much better than this. He cant because he is already on the top.
    Yeah, but 1 one is very important. I think against GSW he was a bit washed out already. With proper diet and rest program he could manage all season better. Maybe would even have more energy for D (depending on the roster 2 cause Mavs look like one man army offensively really). And, yeah, basically shooting when it comes to skill...Nothing much to improve.
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    Did you take that picture yourself, Toruko? Kokoskov looks like he's just spotted an angry janketa.

    Serious question... how far are Dallas away from seriously contending? It felt like they overachieved making the conference finals last season but how much will the bigs they added this summer help them?

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