How Luka Doncic is redefining what's possible for young players

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  • Published on:  Tuesday, November 26, 2019
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    Just how good is Luka Doncic right now? How does he stack up against LeBron James, Magic Johnson and other legendary young players? Should he be in the MVP conversation? This detailed film breakdown & scouting report highlights how the Dallas Mavericks star is using his handle, floater, passing and more while incorporating analytics & stats to assess his overall impact.

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    Ben Taylor is the author of Thinking Basketball, a Nylon Calculus contributor, creator of the Backpicks Top 40 series & host of the Thinking Basketball podcast.

    Stats courtesy: @bballport

    -Backpicks BPM is a proprietary model that focuses on player skill instead of situational value. It is box score only.
    -PIPM is a hybrid model (box score and plus-minus) that "luck-adjusts" plus-minus data (regresses FT% and 3pt%) to account for noise and is more sensitive to a player's role/fit on a given team. Created by @JacobEGoldstein
    -RAPTOR is 538's model that blends box score information, plus-minus data and player tracking data to estimate player impact.

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