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Dallas Mavericks: Luka Doncic will be in shape and ready for NBA’s restart

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

Dallas Mavericks star Luka Doncic will be geared up and ready for NBA’s restart

Dallas Mavericks fans witnessed Luka Doncic’s superstar turn this season. The reigning Rookie of the Year transformed into an All-Star starter and unstoppable force. He also led the Mavericks back to the playoffs. They were on the verge of locking up their spot when play was suspended because of the novel coronavirus. Fans can read Luka’s report card for the season so far here.

The NBA has set a plan to return to play. 22 teams will begin training camp 2.0 in a few weeks. They then head to Orlando for the season’s conclusion. Regular season games are scheduled to begin on July 30. They will play every game at Disney inside a “campus” environment. Health and safety is a priority for the NBA.

Mavs fans know Luka Doncic got in the best shape of his life to start this season. The improved conditioning was a massive part of his superstar turn. Some have speculated that he would not return in fantastic shape for NBA Orlando.

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Dallas Mavericks star Luka Doncic will be priming up for the restart

Reports were flying around on June 10 that Doncic was “not in the best shape”. That may not be the case. It all originated from an interview with Jure Drasklar. He is the man in Slovenia helping Doncic train right now and the one who led his workouts for the improved conditioning fans saw in the first 67 games. Fans can read the entire interview in Russian here.

Things got lost in the translation a bit. Drasklar notes that all athletes including Luka are struggling to be in top conditioning because of the pandemic. He even says Doncic is ready to play right now while noting that he has time to improve his conditioning further.

The 21-year-old posted multiple photos on Instagram on June 9. He looks fit. Is Doncic in top shape? No, but that does not mean he won’t be there after training camp 2.0 is complete.

Despite the many reports fans should not worry one bit. Luka Doncic is going to be ready for NBA Orlando. Expect the 21-year-old to prove his superstar status as he leads the Mavericks up the standings during the regular season and on to a deep playoff run. Stay tuned for a special conclusion to the 2019-2020 season.

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