Dirk Nowitzki spoke with Dallas’ local radio station “1053-THE-FAN” about Luka Doncic and praised the 19-year-old Slovenian for his incredible talent.
Here is what the legendary German power forward/center said:
On Doncic’s preparation with the Dallas Mavericks: “He’s scrimmaged every day and works hard. I’m really liking what I’m seeing. He’s incredible with the ball for a big guy. He’s unbelievable in pick and roll play. His court vision is already unbelievable.
I couldn’t believe what I saw from a 19/20-year-old. He’s a good shooter, when he has time, and I think he’s going to be great for us for a long long time.”
On the similarities between him and Doncic in their debut season in the NBA: “Obviously, I don’t want to put too much pressure on him, either. But coming over from a different country, I went through the same thing 20 years ago. It’s tough. You have to adjust to a lot of things.
For me, that took a whole year. That year was really really tough. We’re going to do everything we can to help this kid develop, have fun and learn, so we can see the best Luka here hopefully in a year to a couple more years. He’s an incredible talent. His court vision and passing for his size at his age is something I’ve never seen in my 20 years.”