Dallas Mavericks: Luka Doncic out Monday, could return “within a couple of weeks”
By Tyler Watts
Dallas Mavericks star Luka Doncic suffered an ankle injury in Saturday’s loss to the Heat. Get the latest update on it here including how much time Luka may miss.
Dallas Mavericks fans had a bad night at the American Airlines Center on Saturday evening. Luka Doncic injured his ankle less than two minutes into the first quarter and never returned. The Mavs continued on battling back to force overtime but ultimately lost to the Miami Heat.
The team has a difficult stretch of games coming up. They travel to Milwaukee to face the Bucks on Monday. Then, the Mavericks return home against Boston before traveling to Philadelphia and Toronto to close out the week. Then, they have off until the day after Christmas when Dallas hosts the Spurs. It is a tough stretch and will be made even harder if Luka is forced to sit out.
An injury update on the 20-year-old star dropped on Sunday afternoon. Here is the latest.
Out vs. Bucks
Tim MacMahon provided Dallas Mavericks supporters with an update on his injury. Read the tweet below.
Brad Townsend also chimed in with this tweet.
Fans know Luka will be out on Monday and is likely to miss all four games in the week that ends on Dec. 22. The fact that he may return shortly after Christmas is positive news, though.
The Mavericks will have to weather a tough stretch without their star player. They will need Kristaps Porzingis to step up and be the leading scorer. Tim Hardaway Jr. will also have to take on a larger offensive workload. Doncic’s minutes will be covered by Jalen Brunson, Delon Wright, and J.J. Barea. All three are capable point guards that should keep the Mavs offense rolling.
Hopefully, Luka Doncic is back in the lineup quickly. The Dallas Mavericks need him to make a playoff run.
Stay tuned to The Smoking Cuban for updates on his ankle injury plus analysis on the team that is unrivaled anywhere in print.