Steve Kerr: “Doncic is very important to the NBA”

2020-01-15T09:45:36+00:00 2020-01-15T09:45:36+00:00.

Aris Barkas

15/Jan/20 09:45

The coach of the Golden State Warriors praised Luka Doncic and his potentials.

By Eurohoops team/

At this point, everyone agrees that Luka Doncic is a generational talent, and according to Steve Kerr, he is expected to be one of the “cornerstones of this league for a long time.”

“He’s really good for the NBA,” Kerr said before last night’s game against the Mavericks per ESPN. “He’s important for the league — and [that] doesn’t really have anything to do with him coming from Europe. It’s more just what a wonderful basketball player he is. He’s different. He’s got this incredible knack for seeing the floor and being a step ahead. He reminds me a little bit of Larry Bird in that regard. He’s kind of one step ahead in the chess match. But he’s got this James Harden skill set with crossovers and stepbacks”.

“He’s a brilliant player, so young; he’s going to be one of the cornerstones of this league for a long time. He’s very important to the NBA.”

“That’s all legitimate,” Dallas coach Rick Carlisle said after being told of Kerr’s comments. “But I stay away from the comparison game because I think it’s important that this kid is his own player. And he truly is. So look, each month he continues to develop and learn more and hones certain skills even more, so it’s pretty exciting. A very exciting player to watch. I understand the hype.”