Dallas Mavericks: Luka Doncic arrives in Dallas on Sept. 4

Dallas Mavericks Luka Doncic Copyright 2018 NBAE (Photo by Brian Babineau/NBAE via Getty Images)
Dallas Mavericks Luka Doncic Copyright 2018 NBAE (Photo by Brian Babineau/NBAE via Getty Images) /

Dallas Mavericks rookie sensation Luka Doncic arrives in Dallas on Sept. 4 to begin his preparations for the upcoming season.

The Dallas Mavericks traded up to select the most accomplished player in the 2018 draft.  Luka Doncic is only 19 years old, but has won nearly every title possible in European basketball.  From EuroLeague MVP to a gold medal in EuroBasket 2017, Doncic has a lot of hardware.

The Mavericks selected him in June, but he has yet to come to Dallas, though.  He spent the summer in Europe with his family.  Doncic came back to the U.S. three weeks ago and been on a crazy tour of the country ever since arriving.  When will Luka be in Dallas?

Ready to start the season early

According to Doncic himself, he will arrive in Dallas on Tuesday, Sept. 4.  You can check out what he has been doing, who he has been working out with, and a bit of trash-talking on teammate Dennis Smith Jr. in the article here courtesy of SportsDay Dallas.

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Doncic is no stranger to professional basketball after playing for Real Madrid for four seasons.  He has a huge advantage over other rookies because he played 73 and 80 games the last two seasons.  Doncic is used to the grind of a long pro season and should be ready to hit the ground running in Dallas.

Undefined role

Luka Doncic is a basketball player.  Fans sometimes worry about is he starting at the two or the three?  Or will he handle the ball enough?  Those questions are not crossing Doncic’s mind.

He can play one through four in the NBA depending on the matchup.  Doncic can also handle the ball and make plays like a point guard, so the playing time and touches will come.  He likely plays all four positions some this season and leads the Mavericks in assists per game.

Call him the shooting guard or small forward or wing, Luka Doncic is a basketball player who is ready to prove to Mavs fans that he is their next franchise player.

Final thoughts

Dallas Mavericks rookie Luka Doncic is coming to be with the team on Tuesday.  He is reporting two and half weeks early because training camp does not officially kick off until Sept. 21.  Doncic has to learn a whole new system and set of teammates, so coming early sounds fantastic.  Expect big things from the rookie this season.

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