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Luka Doncic Wins 2019 Rookie Of The Year Award

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    Luka Doncic Wins 2019 NBA Rookie of the Year over Trae Young, DeAndre Ayton

    Dallas Mavericks small forward Luka Doncic was announced as the winner of the NBA Rookie of the Year Award at the 2019 NBA Awards show Monday night.

    He ended up receiving 98 out of a possible 100 first place votes, with Atlanta Hawks point guard Trae Young earning the other two.

    Dallas acquired Doncic as part of a draft-night trade last June that saw Young dealt to the Hawks. No. 1 overall pick of the 2018 NBA draft DeAndre Ayton was a finalist, as well.

    The 20-year-old Slovenia native had already built an impressive resume overseas, highlighted by winning EuroLeague MVP and EuroLeague Final Four MVP honors last year while helping lead Real Madrid to the competition's 2018 championship.

    Doncic averaged 21.2 points, 7.8 rebounds, 6.0 assists, 2.3 threes and 1.1 steals across 72 appearances for the Mavs. Among rookies, he ranked third in player efficiency rating and second in estimated wins added, according to