The Slovenia Times

Dončić's rookie stats second only to NBA great Oscar Robertson


The 20-year-old, who is a leading candidate for the NBA Rookie of the Year award along with Trae Young of the Atlanta Hawks, currently averages 21.2 points, 7.7 rebounds and 5.9 assists.

After Wednesday's match against the Minnesota Timberwolves, his Dallas Mavericks said he could not finish the season below the averages of 20 points, seven rebounds and five assists per game.

This puts him second only to Oscar Robertson, one of the greatest players in NBA history, who played in 1960-1974, and who averaged 30.5 points, 10.1 rebounds and 9.7 assists per game in his rookie season.

Dončić is ahead of NBA greats like Michael Jordan (28.2 points, 6.5 rebounds and 5.9 assists), Magic Johnson (18, 7.7 and 7.3) and LeBron James (20.9, 5.9 and 5.5).

While the Slovenian is enjoying one of the finest rookie seasons ever, his Dallas Mavericks have been long eliminated from the play-off contention, currently standing next to last in the Western Conference with a 31-47 record.


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