Doncic followed up his 2018-19 Rookie of the Year campaign with an even better sophomore season. The 6-foot-7 ballhandler set new personal bests in points (28.8), rebounds (9.4) and assists (8.8) per game en route to his first All-Star selection. He also improved both his field-goal percentage (46.3) and free-throw percentage (75.8). Doncic finished seventh in the NBA in made free throws (426), 16th in total rebounds (573), fourth in total assists (538), sixth in total points (1,759), first in triple-doubles (17), third in PER (27.6), second in usage percentage (36.8), 10th in win shares (8.8), fourth in box plus/minus (8.4), and seventh in VORP (5.4). On Nov. 18 during a win over the Spurs, Doncic set a new career high with 42 points and triple-doubled with 12 assists and 11 rebounds. Two days later against the Warriors, he matched his career-high four steals while posting another triple-double with 35 points, 11 assists and 10 rebounds in just 26 minutes. In a Nov. 29 win over the Suns, Doncic again delivered 42 points, adding 11 assists, nine rebounds and a steal. All told, Doncic put up an NBA-best 17 triple-doubles on the season, adding another 22 double-doubles for good measure. In the NBA bubble on Aug. 4, during a win over the Kings, Doncic generated 34 points, a career-high 20 rebounds, 12 rebounds and two blocks. Four days later against Milwaukee, Doncic dished out a career-high 19 assists to go along with 36 points, 14 rebounds and one steal. Doncic made his NBA playoff debut on Aug. 17, racking up 42 points with nine assists and seven rebounds in Game 1 of the first round against the Clippers; He triple-doubled twice in the series, finishing with averages of 31.0 points, 9.8 rebounds, 8.7 assists and 1.2 steals. That included his remarkable Game 4 effort: 43 points, 17 boards, 13 assists, a steal and a block. For his efforts during the regular season, Doncic was named to the All-NBA First Team.2018
The hype was real. It's not a stretch to say Doncic produced one of the most impressive freshman campaigns in NBA history. The eventual 2018-19 Rookie of the Year was a dominant all-around force from the get-go. A supremely well-rounded contributor, he became the first rookie in league history to average 20 points (21.2), seven rebounds (7.8), six assists (6.0) and a steal (1.1) per game. Over a five-game span in mid-March, he picked up three triple-doubles in eight days. He then ended his season with a 21-point, 16-rebound (a season high), 11-assist performance against the Suns on Apr. 9 -- his eighth triple-double of the campaign. The young Slovenian scored 30-plus points on eight occasions, topping out with a pair of 35-point efforts. He shot threes at a prodigious clip, jacking up 7.1 attempts per game and making 32.7 percent of them. In addition to his prodigious offensive production, Doncic finished with three or more steals nine times. He was a unanimous selection for the NBA All-Rookie First Team. Few NBA rookies are ready for the grind and physicality of an 82-game season. Doncic, presumably due to the three years he spent playing professionally in Spain, was the rare exception.
June 21, 2018Selected by the Atlanta Hawks in the first round (third overall pick) of the 2018 NBA Draft and traded to the Dallas Mavericks for Trae Young and a 2019 first-round draft pick.
July 9, 2018Signed a two-year, $14.24 million contract with the Dallas Mavericks.
September 24, 2019Dallas Mavericks exercised $8.05 million team option for 2020-21.
December 1, 2020Dallas Mavericks exercised $10.2 million team option for 2021-22.