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Mavericks Must Use 2023 NBA Trade Deadline to Help Luka Dončić

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Luka Dončić scored an even 30 points on the Atlanta Hawks Wednesday night. It was the 31st time he'd reached that plateau this season, meaning he's gotten there in just over 75 percent of his appearances

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The problem is that those 30 points came in a loss, bringing the Dallas Mavericks' record to 3-15 when Luka doesn't play or scores 30 or fewer points

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In a showcase game against Trae Young, the player Dončić was traded for on 2018's draft night, Dallas mostly gave a reminder that the Mavs' roster just isn't good enough around Luka

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On an individual level, the debate might be over already. Dončić doesn't just lead his draft class in career wins over a replacement player—he darn near doubles up second place

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But Young plays with another All-Star in Dejounte Murray. He's having a down year, but John Collins isn't far removed from a 20-and-10 season

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With apologies to Christian Wood and Spencer Dinwiddie, both of whom have had their moments, the most notable recent story about a Luka teammate might still be the departure of Jalen Brunson

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Wales agree equal pay for football internationals

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