Luka Doncic and Trae Young went No. 3 overall and No. 5 overall, respectively, in the 2018 NBA Draft. Both were obviously quite talented, but there were questions about Doncic's ability to adjust to the NBA without elite athleticism and Young's ability to overcome his lack of size on both ends of the floor.
By the end of last season, it was abundantly clear they were the two best players in that draft, bar none. Doncic averaged 21 points, six assists, and seven rebounds per game, while Young put up 19 points with eight assists per game. They both had their share of jaw-dropping plays, and while Doncic's wire-to-wire excellence earned him the Rookie of the Year trophy, Young's second half was good enough that there was an argument to be made that he deserved it.
With all of that in mind, it shouldn't come as a shock that both have gotten off to scalding starts to begin their sophomore campaigns, and the fact that the traditional second-year slump does not appear to apply to them. Doncic has nearly averaged a triple-double through seven games: 26.7 points with 9.1 assists and 9.9 rebounds.