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Luka Doncic spoke to the media for the first time since the NBA suspended play due to the COVID-19 pandemic, and said that he’s in “like game shape”.
There has been recent rumors that Doncic was not in shape, buts looks like the All-Star has put that news to rest. One thing that Doncic is grateful for, is that due to this hiatus he is feeling 100% healthy. The guard missed 13 games due nagging injuries (sprained left thumb and sprained right ankle) and now has no lingering affects of these two injuries. Look for Doncic to get the Mavericks ready for a playoff push and be a must start in DFS when play resumes.
According to his trainer, Jure Drakslar, Mavericks G Luka Doncic “is not in the best shape, however, he undoubtedly would be ready to play right now.”
Doncic has been in his home country of Slovenia for most of the NBA shutdown as a result of the coronavirus pandemic. Certainly he’s been working out and training, but Drakslar did inform reporters that he’s not in the best shape. He also said however that this is completely normal and that he expects Doncic will have plenty of time to prepare between mid-June and July 31 when the NBA is scheduled to resume. Doncic was having an incredible sophomore season before the shutdown, averaging 28.7 points, 9.3 rebounds, 8.7 assists, and 1.1 steals in 33 minutes per game. He’s a bonafide superstar in this league and should only continue to improve early on in his career.
Luka Doncic compiled 28 points (10-22 FG, 6-11 FT), nine assists, six rebounds, two steals, and two 2-pointers across 40 minutes as the Mavericks beat the Nuggets 113-97 on Wednesday.
Luka Doncic helped the Mavericks stop a two game losing streak. During the second half of the Mavericks game, the NBA announced that all games will be suspended going forward due the corona virus outbreak. Doncic did play the game with a wrap on his right wrist and now will have the time to get his wrist right for the playoffs.
Luka Doncic exploded for 38 points (13-26 FG, 6-7 FT), including eight assists, seven rebounds, six assists, and two steals across 36 minutes as the Mavericks fall to the Spurs 119-109.
Luka Doncic once again flirted with a triple-double. Doncic has been on tear over his last four games as he’s averaging 31.3 points, 9.5 rebounds, and eight assists during that stretch.
Luka Doncic will be available when the Mavericks take on the Spurs on Tuesday.
Doncic can be utilized on Tuesday and as always he is a great play. Doncic has notoriously roasted the Spurs and tonight should not be different for him. This will lower Kristaps Porzingis’ ceiling and will push the secondary guards back into their normal roles.