For the second year in a row, the Mavericks’ Luka Doncic was named to the All-NBA first team on Tuesday, becoming the youngest player in league history to win multiple first team caps.
Doncic ranked sixth in the NBA with 27.7 points per game and fifth in the league with 8.6 assists per game.
Doncic was joined in the All-NBA First Team by Giannis Antetokounmpo of Milwaukee, Stephen Curry of Golden State, Nikola Jocic of Denver and Kawhi Leonard of the Los Angeles Clippers.
This season, Doncic rose to 11th on the NBA’s all-time triple-doubles list and started his second straight All-Star Game. He is only the sixth player to launch two such events before his 23rd birthday.
Doncic is only the second Mavericks player to be named to the first team, joining Dirk Nowitzki, who has been selected four times.
Other players who won two first-team caps before turning 23 were Kevin Durant, Rick Barry and Max Zaslofsky. The only other players to have been selected twice in their first three seasons were Tim Duncan, Penny Hardaway, Larry Bird, George Gervin and David Thompson. These last two men came to the NBA from the ABA.
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