When Tracy McGrady looks at Dallas Mavericks star Luka Doncic, he sees the future face of the NBA. The Slovenian wonderkid just has this huge impact and ‘it’ factor that screams he’s next.
The NBA icon revealed this during his final appearance on The Rich Eisen Show, praising the Mavs star and the way he plays the game. Although McGrady admits Doncic is not the most athletic or flashiest player in the NBA, he still gets the job done, and more, with his basketball IQ and skill set not seen in any 23-year-old player.
“Luka is damn good,” McGrady said when asked about the best young player in the NBA today.
“I love watching Luka because Luka isn’t the fastest, he’s not the fastest, he can’t jump over a dollar but in terms of skill, his skill level is off the charts He knows how to control the pace of the game, he knows how to create space and shoot anyone, whether it’s someone bigger, stronger, faster than him He just knows how to play the game and control the pace.
No one can dispute Tracy McGrady’s reasoning here. After all, Luka Doncic has been phenomenal since entering the league in 2018, and he has already achieved a lot in his young career.
With his current trajectory, it’s not hard to see Doncic win multiple trophies and MVP championships if the Mavs can surround him with better talent.
Plus, it wasn’t just T-Mac who was impressed with the young Mavs. Even Los Angeles Lakers forward LeBron James has professed his love for Doncic, emphasizing the same points McGrady made in his latest interview.
Sure enough, Jayson Tatum, Ja Morant, or even Trae Young all have a case for being the NBA’s best young player, but until they can convince others they’re better, the title goes to Doncic (in less for McGrady and James).