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Luka Doncic is the Western Conference Player of the Month

A first for the sophomore Maverick guard

NBA: Dallas Mavericks-Media Day Jerome Miron-USA TODAY Sports

Luka Doncic of the Dallas Mavericks is the NBA’s Western Conference Player of the Month.

We write about Luka from time to time around these parts. Recently we’ve covered his historic November, his slaying of his idols, and where he sits in the Maverick stock report. We’re running out of ways to talk about how awesome he is. It’s only November.

And the NBA rewarded him for his year to date performance for games played in October and November. He’s the first Maverick to win the award since Dirk Nowizki in April of 2009 and becomes the youngest player to win the Western Conference award since its inception in the 2001-02 season.

Doncic’s numbers are outstanding: in 19 games he’s scored 20-plus points 18 times, scored 30-plus points 10 times, and 40-plus points on three occasions. He’s third in the league in scoring (30.6 ppg), second in assists (9.6 apg) and fifteenth in rebounding (9.9 rpg). The Dallas Mavericks are 13-6 this season and sit atop the Southwest division as a result of Doncic’s stellar play.

He joins Dirk Nowitzki (five times), Steve Nash, and Michael Finley as Dallas Mavericks to win the Western Conference award. Mark Aguirre won the award when it was issued for the entire league back in January of 1984.

Luka Doncic is beyond outstanding. Expect him to win this award again during the course of his long career.