Mavericks: Luka Doncic and Dwight Powell encourage social distancing

Dallas Mavericks Luka Doncic Dwight Powell (Photo by Tom Pennington/Getty Images)
Dallas Mavericks Luka Doncic Dwight Powell (Photo by Tom Pennington/Getty Images) /

Dallas Mavericks star Luka Doncic and big man Dwight Powell released a video on social distancing which fans can see here.

Dallas Mavericks basketball is on hiatus. The NBA suspended its season in an attempt to slow down the spread of the coronavirus. Nobody knows when play will resume or if it will at all.

Players are not even allowed to practice. That is significant because once the bans are lifted players are going to need some time to get back in their grooves. It will be interesting to see how the NBA deals with that issue.

As we wait please be safe. Dallas Mavericks Luka Doncic and Dwight Powell starred in a video encouraging people to practice social distancing. See it below.

Hopefully, everyone stays safe and healthy. Remember to wash your hands and be smart.

For more information about COVID-19, visit the CDC’s website or the website for your state’s Department of Health.

Getting healthy

The suspension should allow for the Mavericks to get healthy, though. Luka Doncic has time to rest his nagging wrist, thumb, and ankle injuries. That is a scary thought for opponents. Remember, Doncic was averaging 30.4 points, 9.9 rebounds, and 9.3 assists per after the first 24 games. The next time out, he injured his ankle against the Heat.

Pushing back things should allow Dwight Powell more time to heal too. He tore his Achilles on Jan. 21 and had surgery shortly thereafter. Powell will not return this season, but it improves his chances to be ready for the opening night of the 2020-2021 season. The Mavs have missed Powell during his absence.

The time off allows Seth Curry, Dorian Finney-Smith, and Kristaps Porzingis to rest their injuries too. All three men should be healthy when play resumes.

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