In a Q&A interview during the Dirk Nowitzki Pro Celebrity Tennis Tournament at SMU, former Dallas Mavericks All-Star point guard Steve Nash talked on the Mavs promising tandem of Luka Doncic and Kristaps Porzingis:
“I think it’s a super exciting time to be a Mavericks fan and to play and work for the Mavericks. You’ve got two players that are incredible difference-makers, if they can form a bond and a chemistry and an understanding. They both fit the modern game extremely well, you have some talented players around them as well, some role players that are happy with their role and they can exceed expectations at their role and not necessarily feel like they need more, which could kill a chemistry, kill a team and its chemistry. Its going to be exciting to watch them develop together this year,” Nash said, per Mavs.com
This past season, Doncic averaged 21.2 points, 7.8 rebounds, 1.1 steals and 6.0 assists per game. Porzingis, meanwhile, missed the 2018-2019 season after landing awkwardly on the Bucks’ Giannis Antetokounmpo foot after a dunk back in February 2018.