KEY POINTS

  • Luka Doncic is the league leader in triple-doubles with 12
  • Kristaps Porzingis missed the Mavs’ last 10 games due to knee soreness
  • Giannis Antetokounmpo is averaging 30 points, 12.8 rebounds, and 5.5 assists

Everybody, listen to what the “GOAT” just said.

Former NBA champion Brian Scalabrine thinks that reigning MVP Giannis Antetokounmpo will give him huge chances of winning an NBA title on one obvious condition.

In an interview by K&C Masterpiece published on The Daily Dallas News, Scalabrine talked about the potential of the Dallas Mavericks with Luka Doncic leading the charge for the team and his charm in luring free agents to come down to Texas and play with the team.

Scalabrine, now working as an NBS Sports Analyst for the Boston Celtics, said that instead of pursuing Lakers center Anthony Davis, the 27-15 Mavs should pin their hopes of making the “Greek Freak” move to Dallas. However, the team captain of BIG3’s Ball Hogs isn’t sure if moving to another team is in the mind of the Milwaukee Bucks’ star.

“I don’t think Giannis is going to leave Milwaukee,” said the NBA champion with the Boston Celtics in 2008. “But if Giannis did leave Milwaukee I would 100% go to Dallas over going to Miami even though they have Pat Riley and are playing well in the Eastern Conference.”

Played 11 years in the league, “White Mamba” also shared the chances if Giannis will form their “Big Three” with resident stars Doncic and Kristaps Porzingis. “Playing in Dallas with Luka if you’re him and you have Giannis, KP, and Luka, you’re not talking about maybe winning a championship, you’re talking about winning not one, not two, not three, not four and that kind of stuff.”

The 20-year old Slovenian has been producing numbers that are making him part of the MVP conversation in just his second season in the league. The last year’s Rookie of the Year is averaging 28.9 points, 9.7 rebounds, and nine assists per game. He’s also the league leader in triple-doubles this season with 12.

Porzingis, on the other hand, has been coach Rick Carlisle’s best defender with 2.1 rejections per outing while adding 17.3 points, 9.4 rebounds, and 1.5 assists but hasn’t played the team’s last 10 games due to knee soreness. The Mavericks went 6-4 without their 7-foot-3 unicorn.

Other than doing analyst work for the Celtics, he’s also an analyst for SiriusXM NBA Radio and has played for New Jersey Nets, Boston Celtics, and Chicago Bulls before doing sports broadcast.