At 22 years and 355 days, Doncic has 6,278 points. Can he break the 10,000 mark?

2022-08-01 0 By

Doncic is a young NBA talent, he can be said to be a rare talent.In today’s game against the New Orleans Pelicans, Doncic easily blew up 49 points, 15 points and 8 rebounds.Five days ago, doncic had 51 points, nine rebounds and six assists in a second straight game against the Clippers, and 45 points, 15 rebounds and eight assists in a performance that could be described as insane.Already one of the league’s top scorers, at 22 years and 355 days old, Doncic has amassed 6,278 points. Does he have a chance to challenge Lebron James for being the youngest player to record 10,000 points?As a 2018 draft pick, Doncic is still a rookie, and he’s already a two-time All-NBA selection.Doncic led the Mavericks as a rookie, averaging 16.5 shots per game, Posting 21.2 points, 7.8 rebounds and six assists while shooting 42.7 percent from the field.Such individual performance, than rookie season James is better.James, who averaged 20.9 points, 5.5 rebounds and 5.9 assists as a rookie, is also strong.As a sophomore, Doncic kept up a dramatic improvement, soaring to 28.8 points, 9.4 rebounds and 8.8 assists per game, Posting a triple-double and becoming the best first-team point guard in the league.Since then, Doncic has been more consistent, averaging 27.7 points, 8 rebounds and 8.6 assists per game as a junior and averaging 27 points, 9 rebounds and 9 assists per game this season.With four outstanding seasons, Doncic’s scoring total has skyrocketed to 6,278 at 22 years and 355 days.Many fans are wondering if Doncic could be the youngest player to reach 10,000 points in the same period as James.The harsh truth is that James was 23 years and 59 days old when he reached 10,000 points.Doncic is still two months away from breaking the record, which is clearly not going to happen.By contrast, the biggest difference between the two is the time they have been in the league.Doncic was 19 and a half years old when he entered the NBA.James was a high school player who played his first NBA game at 18 years and 10 months.So the same first race, the difference between the two is eight months.Then there’s the attendance gap. James missed just 12 games in his first four years.Doncic missed 10 games his first year and has averaged 10-15 games a year since, leaving him far behind.Not only that, doncic averaged 25.9 points in his first four years, while James averaged 26.9 points in his first four years.Coming into the league younger than you, having a higher attendance rate than you, and averaging more points per game than you, you’re way ahead.I have to say, the youngest 10,000 points record, to break a lot of difficult.