Dallas Mavericks: Luka Doncic headlines World Team in Rising Stars game
By Tyler Watts
Dallas Mavericks star Luka Doncic will take part in the NBA’s Rising Stars game as part of All-Star weekend. See the latest here.
Dallas Mavericks supporters have been blown away by the incredible performance from Luka Doncic this season. The 20-year-old reigning Rookie of the Year has transformed himself into a triple-double machine and candidate to win the MVP award. Making the jump to the NBA is not supposed to be that easy. Doncic plays beyond his years and has shown no signs of slowing down.
He is averaging 28.8 points, 9.5 rebounds, and 8.7 assists per game this season. Luka is also leading the league with 12 triple-doubles.
With his incredible play comes plenty of accolades too. Doncic was named to start in his first All-Star game. He earned Player of the Month for October/November. Luka received another honor on Friday afternoon.
Rising Stars game
Luka Doncic was named to the World Team in the NBA’s Rising Stars game. He is joined by fellow All-Star Trae Young in the contest. Here is a look at the rosters.
Doncic will be in the Rising Stars game for the second straight year. He had 13 points, nine assists, and five rebounds for the World Team in their 161-144 loss to Team USA in 2019.
Luka playing in the game is now in question, though. He suffered an ankle injury during practice on Jan. 30. It is the second sprain of his right ankle this season. There is no word on a timetable yet. Luka is supposed to undergo an MRI on Friday and will miss their game against the Rockets. Fans will be patiently waiting for any word on the injury.
Hopefully, Doncic makes a speedy recovery and returns to play for the Mavericks before the All-Star break which is just over two weeks away.
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