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Opinion: Luka Doncic should win the Rising Stars MVP award

Davion Moore
ANALYST
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155   //    14 Feb 2019, 08:49 IST

Luka Doncic's impressive rookie season continues
Luka Doncic's impressive rookie season continues

All-Star weekend is a fun, exciting time for NBA fans. Some of the best players of the league come together and participate in All-Star festivities.

All-Star weekend features events such as the Slam Dunk Contest, the Three-Point Contest, and the All-Star game. All-Star Weekend also includes the Rising Stars Challenge.

The Rising Stars Challenge features some of the best young players of the league. In 2015, the NBA implemented a new format for the Rising Star game. The NBA introduced Team World vs Team USA after doing a Rookies vs Sophomores game.

The NBA also had Rising Star games with NBA legends such as Shaquille O'Neal and Charles Barkley as team captains. These games took place from 2012-2014. Then, they switched to Team USA vs Team World.

Team USA and Team World feature first year and second-year players from all over the world. Team USA features players such as Donovan Mitchell and Jayson Tatum. Team World features players such as Luka Doncic and Ben Simmons.

This year, Luka Doncic is having an excellent rookie season. He averages 20.8 points, 7.1 rebounds, and 5.5 assists.

As of right now, Doncic is the favorite to win the Rookie of the Year award. On Monday, Doncic nearly had a triple-double. He finished the game with 21 points, 10 rebounds, and 8 assists. The Mavericks lost by 16 to the Rockets, but Doncic played well.

Doncic's rookie season is a highlight reel of dazzling plays. His season consists of great passes and incredible shots. Recently, he made a step-back jumper with James Harden guarding him. The 19-year old forward is making a name for himself.

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Fans around the league are getting to know Doncic. Doncic even received significant fan votes in All-Star voting. But, there are fans who may not seen Doncic at his best.

The Rising Stars Challenge is the perfect opportunity for Doncic to introduce himself. He is a confident player who loves the spotlight. The stage is set for him to shine.

The Rising Stars Challenge is a game for young players to shine. Luka Doncic is one of many talented players on Team World this year. The Rising Stars game is a highlight reel of dunks, alley-oops, impressive shots.

With the season Luka Doncic is having, it is almost inevitable for him to have a great game. He is already a shoo-in for the Rookie of the Year award, why not win the Rising Stars MVP as well?

Will Luka Doncic win the Rising Stars MVP? It is a strong possibility. If not, fans are still in for a treat.

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