Since he entered the NBA in 2019, Dallas Mavericks celebrity Luka Doncic has been exceptional on the offensive finish of the basketball courtroom.
On the hand, the Dallas Mavericks star’s defensive prowess, or lack thereof, has constantly left lots to be desired.
Paul George has apparently taken discover of Doncic’s defensive liabilities. The eight-time All-Star didn’t maintain again when he not too long ago weighed in on Doncic’s sport.
Within the newest version of the “Podcast P with Paul George” the Los Angeles Clippers ahead admitted he enjoys watching Doncic play, however not when he’s defending.
“Some individuals simply can’t play protection, and that’s okay,” George stated of Doncic. “Nearly as good as he’s offensively, some individuals simply aren’t gifted defensively and vice versa… Dennis Rodman, nice on protection. That’s not his protection.”
The Mavs closed out the NBA common season in disappointing vogue. After pulling off a commerce for level guard Kyrie Irving, Dallas went 10-18 down the stretch.
Final week, Doncic referred to as out the staff’s total lack of defensive execution.
“I don’t suppose offense is the issue,” Doncic stated after a staff follow on April 4. “I’ve at all times stated this. It’s our defensive finish. I believe anyone can rating on us. Whoever it’s, anyone can rating on us.”
Whereas the staff’s defensive shortcomings actually performed a task within the Mavs’ failures this season, accidents and the lack to execute in clutch conditions additionally negatively impacted the staff.