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    Luka Dončić
    Height: 6-7 (some reports say 6-8)
    Weight: 219 lbs
    Birthday: 02/28/1999
    Position: PG/SG
    Team: Real Madrid (Spain)
    Country: Slovenia

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    The next big thing coming from Slovenia. And he should be a really big thing. The kid just turned 18 in February yet he was already a regular contributor for Real Madrid in Euroleague and Spanish ACB league. He was also 4 times the MVP of the round in Euroleage (2 times sharing the award). Basically there was only one guy in history of Euroleage that was even close to the production Doncic had at that age (Ricky Rubio). And Real Madrid is of course one of the powerhouses in Europe not just some small club. They won the Spanish cup competition, reached the final four in Euroleague this year and played in the ACB league finals. Doncic played major minutes in all off those events although especially in EL final four he underperfomed a little (but he is 18...). He will also be a member of Slovenian national team this year at Eurobasket and he is already considered to be one of the key players in the team (along Goran Dragic).

    Stats:
    Euroleague: 19.9 mpg / 7.8 pts / 4.5 rpg / 4.2 apg
    ACB: 20 mpg / 7.8 pts / 3.3 rpg / 3.1apg


    Doncic is a good shooter, passer and rebounder and also a decent defender. But his most glaring feature is insane basketball IQ, especially considering his age. His athletic ability is not at the elite level, but it should be ok and he can often compensate for it by playing smart. He is also a very humble guy with really good personality. Due to all of this I think he could be a great successor to Manu (of course a less athletic version of Manu but with similar crazy passes and fake moves) in the Spurs system. There is just one problem... He is widely predicted to be one of the top four picks in the 2018 draft.


    And here is some video material (there is plenty more on youtube):

    Highlights:




    Preseason game against OKC




    Scoring compilation - part 1 (part 2 on youtube)




    Passing compilation - part 1 (parts 2,3,4 on youtube...) (does include a lot of passes out to three point shooters so can be repetitive a bit sometimes)

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    Actually, it makes sense now to update this thread with new info since a lot has happened in the last year and since there might be a tiny chance that Doncic could be interesting for Spurs.

    Luka Doncic 17/18 season

    Eurobasket gold medal with Slovenia!
    Eurobasket all tournament team (with Dragic, Bodganovic, Shved, Pau Gasol (Dragic was the MVP))

    Euroleague rising star award 16/17 (for players under 22)
    Euroleague rising star award 17/18
    Euroleague regular season MVP!
    Euroleague final four MVP!
    Euroleage champion with Real Madrid!

    Spanish ACB league regular season MVP!
    Spanish ACB league finals in progress (Real leads 2-1, Doncic in the running for another MVP award)


    Basically he was the best player in Europe this year!



    And here are some highlights from last year. There is plenty of best of/top 10/draft analysis videos on youtube so I selected three longer highlights videos that are less popular but have more variety...


    Scoring




    Passing




    Complete euroleague highlights in one video

    Last edited by Ozzy; 06-17-2018 at 03:01 PM.

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    Kid's got everything except the athletic ability on the defensive end.

    He's smart, he knows it. One might argue he has a low ceiling, but I think he has an All-Star floor.

    Problem is, he might not be the superstar you'd want to get with that high a pick.
    Last edited by JuneJive; 06-17-2018 at 08:41 PM.

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    He really gets some bizarre bullshit calls in his favor that I don't understand. He doesn't even flop any more than anyone else, I don't get it.

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    Would be really nice if we could trade with the kings and nab this kid at #2.

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    Get him........
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    He has a hot mom too

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    That's bananas. Lol.

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    Someone either mentioned it here or on twitter but even from those videos you can see that he benefits from some questionable calls. Not sure on how many FTs he avg per game but that won't translate to the NBA.

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    Bust

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    Rasho!!!!


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