Luka Doncic and the Dallas Mavericks’ next step

Chris Mannix: All right Beck, not to discount Dallas’s chances of being the first team in NBA history to overcome a three-zip deficit, but it looks like the Mavs are headed to (ahem) Cancun. By any measure this has been a successful season in Big D. The Mavericks overcame a horrible start, made the playoffs and advanced past the first round for the first time since 2011. Meanwhile Luka Dončić continues to look like this generation’s next great playoff performer. But now the real work begins. Unless Dallas wants to become the 2019 Blazers — a perennial playoff team that made one trip to the conference finals — they need to improve. So where do they start?


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