The Dallas Mavericks young superstar Luka Doncic is a difficult assignment for any defender. The 21-year-old Slovenian has a big body for a guard and yet is able to move smoothly. His numbers speak for themselves in terms of what threats he poses to the opposing defenses.
This season, which is Doncic’s third in the NBA, he is averaging MVP-level numbers of 27.8 points, 8.7 rebounds and 9.3 assists per game.
Former NBA champion Metta World Peace (currently Metta Sandiford-Artest) was an elite defender back in the day. Recently, he was featured in the newest episode of 1-ON-1 with Basketball Network and talked about stopping Doncic.
“He’s definitely one of the smartest players that I’ve seen,” he said. “When I was thinking about how I would guard him when I was in my prime, I was thinking about it and it would have been really difficult, because of his release and his patience, and he got a big body, and he can score with not a lot of space.”