Dallas Mavericks: Luka Doncic will play vs. Wizards despite ankle injury

Dallas Mavericks Luka Doncic (Photo by Ronald Martinez/Getty Images)
Dallas Mavericks Luka Doncic (Photo by Ronald Martinez/Getty Images) /

Dallas Mavericks forward Luka Doncic will play on Nov. 6 against the Wizards despite having a sprained ankle.  See what the rookie had to say about the injury.

The Dallas Mavericks are struggling to begin the 2018-2019 season, but they have a chance to right the ship against the Washington Wizards on Tuesday.  The Mavs have lost six straight games including some tough defeats like blowing a massive 26-point lead against the Hawks.

The Wizards share the Mavericks record of two wins and seven losses.  They won their most recent game snapping a streak of five consecutive defeats.  Washington features three former All-Stars and was expecting to make the playoffs, so it will be interesting to see which a Wizards team comes to Dallas this evening.

The Mavs were worried about the status of prized rookie Luka Doncic after he missed Sunday’s practice with a sprained ankle.  Doncic made his intentions of playing in tonight’s game known during Tuesday morning’s shootaround.  Read the quote below courtesy of Dwain Price.

It is worth keeping an eye on Doncic tonight.  He has played through some minor injuries already this season, but the Mavs are facing the first of a back-to-back against the Wizards.  Even a slight setback could cost him Wednesday’s game in Utah against the Jazz.

Final thoughts

Luka Doncic is going to play against the Washington Wizards on Tuesday evening.  The Dallas Mavericks need his impact on the court.  They are looking to break out of a rut, and the passing and playmaking ability of Doncic could be significant factors in making that happen.

Expect Coach Carlisle to make some minor rotation tweaks tonight.  It could just be mixing the starting and bench units more than he has in previous games, but the Mavs need a boost from somewhere.

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Stay tuned because it should be an entertaining game against a Wizards team with plenty of talent despite a poor record.  The Mavericks need a win, though.  That should provide plenty of intrigue for fans tonight.