Mavs F Luka Doncic named Western Conference Rookie of the Month

Barnes Brunson

DALLAS – Mavs F Luka Doncic was named the Western Conference Rookie of the Month for October-November, the NBA announced Monday.

The 6-7, 218-pound Slovenian led the Dallas Mavericks to an 8-2 home record in the span, the team’s best start at home through the first 10 games since 2013-14. The 19-year-old averaged a team-high team-high 18.5 points, 6.5 rebounds (second on team), 4.3 assists (second on team) and 1.1 steals in a team-high 33.1 minutes per game in his first 20 games. Doncic also shot 44.3 percent (129-of-291) from the field, 38.2 percent (47-of-123) from 3-point range and 79 percent (64-of-81) from the free-throw line in that stretch.

The 198 points, 66 rebounds, and 44 assists collected through Doncic’s first 10 career games joined him with Oscar Robertson (1960-61) as the only players in NBA history to post those stats through their first 10 career games, and Doncic became the first teenager to do so.

Doncic’s 292 points through his first 15 career games were the most by a teenager through that span. For NBA rookies in general, the most was by Kevin Durant in 2007-08 with 290.

The 19-year-old becomes the first Mavericks rookie since Yogi Ferrell to earn such an honor and the eighth Mavs rookie in club history to do so.

 

Previous Maverick Rookie of the Month Award Winners

Yogi Ferrell – February 2017

Devin Harris – November 2004

Jason Kidd – March 1995

Jay Vincent – December 1981, February 1982, March 1982

Mark Aguirre – November 1981