Dallas Mavericks: Luka Doncic misses second straight game vs. Grizzlies

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

Dallas Mavericks star rookie Luka Doncic was held out on April 7 against the Memphis Grizzlies. Get the latest update here.

Dallas Mavericks star Luka Doncic has played tremendously during his rookie campaign. The 20-year-old is averaging 21.2 points, 7.7 rebounds, and 5.9 assists per game in 32.2 minutes a night. The stats are historic compared to other rookies, but are they final?

The Dallas Mavericks had three games remaining heading into the April 7 trip to Memphis to face the Grizzlies. Luka missed his second straight game and fourth of the last five with a knee/quad injury. The team has gone back and forth with the phrasing of the ailment. Doncic took a knee to his right leg on March 28 against the Miami Heat and has dealt with swelling.

Coach Carlisle provided an update prior to Sunday’s game which fans can see here courtesy of Brad Townsend.

Tuesday will be a telling night for Luka Doncic. The Mavericks are hosting the Phoenix Suns in their final home game of the season. That means it could be Dirk Nowitzki’s final home contest of his career. The organization is planning a massive celebrating, and the team would love to have their star rookie on the court.

If Doncic is out on Tuesday, the injury will end his season. It should not linger into the offseason. Expect Luka to be working hard to expand his game this summer. He should take the leap into All-Star status next season.

Final thoughts

Dallas Mavericks rookie Luka Doncic missed his second straight game on Sunday with a right thigh contusion. The 20-year-old was shooting on the court prior to Friday’s home game. Fans can see the video here courtesy of Mavs official Twitter.

Expect Luka to be in the lineup on Tuesday for the Mavericks final home. Kristaps Porzingis has been ruled out for the season and will not play, though. Stay tuned for updates on Doncic’s status as they become available.

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