Luka Doncic Rick Carlisle
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Speaking about the Dallas Mavericks rookie Luka Doncic’s skills, the Mavs head coach Rick Carlisle sees similarities between Doncic and other top foreign-born players: Toni Kukoc, Manu Ginobili and Drazen Petrovic.

Here is what Carlisle said, per Mav’s Dwain Price: “There’s a little (Toni) Kukoc, there’s a little of (Manu) Ginobili, there’s a little of (Drazen) Petrovic. Those guys had wide-ranging skills. They could all score, they could all make plays. They could all make plays at both ends of the floor. That said, Luka is very much his own man. He’s very much an original on a lot of levels.”

This season, the 19-year-old player is averaging 20.0 points, 6.7 rebounds and 5.1 assists, while shooting at 43.2percent from the floor in 32.0 minutes of action.