With the All-Star break approaching, it’s a natural point in the season to take stock of what this exciting class of rookies has brought to the league. Younger players are being asked to do more, earlier in their careers. Just ask the guys who were picked at the top of the 2018 NBA draft. Gone are the days when rookies would while away their first year planted on the bench. They are expected to make an impact right away. And nobody is making a bigger impact than Dallas Mavericks do-it-all Luka Doncic.
This is Rookie Midterms, a new video series from J. Kyle Mann, the mind behind the Dime Drop YouTube channel, and The Ringer’s The Leap series (as well as some pretty awesome vids on Pascal Siakam and Kemba Walker). In this video, Kyle breaks down Luka’s game, explains how he’s eclipsed projections, and talks about what he can still improve. Stay tuned in the coming weeks for more videos in the Rookie Midterms series, and make sure you’re subscribed to The Ringer’s YouTube page.