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Luka Doncic (ankle) has been ruled out and will not play for the Dallas Mavericks against the Utah Jazz Saturday.
Doncic will miss the team’s game Saturday at the very least after suffering the ankle injury in the first quarter of Thursday night’s contest against the Phoenix Suns. In his absence, Josh Green will likely receive an opportunity to start while point guard Spencer Dinwiddie should receive every opportunity to shoulder the burden on the offensive end of the floor against the Jazz.
Luka Doncic was forced to exit Thursday’s game against the Suns minutes into the first quarter after twisting his left ankle on a drive to the rim. The All-Star point guard played just three minutes, ending with zero points (0-2 FG, 0-1 3P) and one rebound.
Initial x-rays were negative, but the team will undoubtedly do their due diligence and run more tests on the superstar's ankle. If Doncic is set to miss any time, look for Spencer Dinwiddie to lead the way offensively, with Josh Green also in line for big minutes.
Luka Doncic flirted with a triple-double for the Mavericks Tuesday night, grabbing 15 rebounds, dishing out six assists, and scoring 41 points (16-29 FG, 0-4 3PT, 9-12 FT) while also recording one steal in a 127-126 loss to the Wizards.
Doncic has dished out at least six assists, grabbed at least six rebounds, and scored at least 29 points in four of his last five games for the Mavericks, averaging 29.8 points, 9.4 rebounds, and 7.0 assists per game in that span. The superstar swingman has been a fantasy darling for much of the season to this point, averaging 9.1 rebounds, 8.6 assists, and 33.8 points per game while carrying an incredible usage rate of 37.4% so far this season.
Luka Doncic stuffed the stat sheet for the Mavericks Friday night, grabbing 12 rebounds, recording one steal, dishing out seven assists, and scoring 34 points (12-24 FG, 5-8 3PT, 5-8 FT) in a 115-90 win over the Heat.
Doncic has scored at least 30 points in four of his last five games for the Mavericks, averaging 31.4 points per game on 47.7% shooting from the field in that span. The star swingman has been a multi-category format stud for fantasy owners, averaging 33.7 points, 8.8 assists, and 8.9 rebounds per game while carrying a usage rate of 37.2% so far this season.
Luka Doncic (ankle) will be available to play in Wednesday night's game against the Atlanta Hawks.
Doncic was initially listed on the Mavericks' injury report because of lingering left-ankle soreness, but it's not serious and he will be available to play on Wednesday night. He shouldn't be limited and projects to be a top-tier fantasy option in a matchup against the Hawks.