Luka Doncic wants to be a well-rounded NBA player and as a rookie averaging 20.8 points, 7.1 rebounds and 5.5 assists per game, he’s doing that.
It got us wondering where he ranks among some of the NBA’s best Swiss army knives – guys that can do everything well — score, rebound and assists.
As it turns out, there are seven players who rank in the top 40 of all three categories. There would be eight, except that LeBron James has not played enough games to qualify statistically under the NBA’s parameters.
Doncic is one of the seven, along with several others you probably could have guessed. And, by the way, the other six players on the list all are in the All-Star Game this weekend.
Just as interesting are some of the names that don’t qualify, among them Steph Curry, James Harden, Kawhi Leonard and Paul George.
Here’s the list of the players who qualify in all three categories, plus where they rank on each list going into Wednesday’s action:
Player Points Rebounds Assists
Anthony Davis 4th 4th 40th
Kevin Durant 5th 39th 17th
Giannis Antetokounmpo 7th 6th 18th
Blake Griffin 10th 28th 24th
Russell Westbrook 20th 11th 1st
Luka Doncic 24th 37th 21st
Nikola Jokic 28th 13th 6th