Dallas Mavericks things to watch: 1. Luka’s game
It is easy to forget that Luka Doncic won Player of the Month for the games that were played in October and November. Nobody started the 2019-2020 season off faster than Luka. He averaged a 30-point triple-double per over his 14 games in November.
Doncic sustained the stellar production until he injured his ankle against the Heat on Dec. 14. The 21-year-old struggled to stay fully healthy the rest of the way despite putting up incredible numbers.
The hiatus has given Luka time to get back to 100 percent. Reports say he has been working out in Slovenia in preparation for the restart. Doncic jumped levels last offseason. Could he do it again during the hiatus? A full offseason of time will have passed. It is possible Luka is the NBA’s best player in Orlando.
Mavericks fans will settle for a healthy Luka Doncic. That alone is a superstar and top-five player in the league. The Mavs will need every win they can muster. Fans know it is hard to bet against Dallas when Luka is at his best.
Doncic will be ready to lead the Mavs deep into the playoffs. Supporters should keep an eye on how well the young superstar is playing when the season resumes. Expect it to be special.