“He’s Magic Johnson-like,” Popovich said following the Dallas Mavericks’ 102-98 home win.
Doncic, 20, returned to action after sitting out four games due to a sprained right ankle.
Per The AP:
“I’m not going to lie,” Doncic said. “I was pretty tired.”
Tired or not, he impressed Spurs coach Gregg Popovich.
“I hate to say this, he’s not Magic Johnson but it’s Magic Johnson-like in the sense that he sees the floor in that same way. He’s got a real intuitive sense and you can’t teach that. He’s just got it and he’s great at it. I’m not trying to put the Magic Johnson pressure on him, he’s not ready for that yet but he’s doing a hell of a job.”