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Matt Barnes recently gave his take on where Dirk Nowitzki stands in NBA history for European players. Barnes says Dirk is definitely the best European NBA player ever at the moment, but Luka Doncic has a very realistic chance to earn that title. That’s certainly already looking like a possibility, as Luka averaged more PPG than Dirk did in his entire career at just 20-years-old.


“With the legacy he left behind, I definitely think Dirk is the best European player we’ve ever seen. He’s a first-ballot Hall of Famer, but someone who could be knocking on the door is Luka. So it will be interesting to see how Luka’s career plays out.”