The Dallas Mavericks are hard at work in their search for a new president of basketball operations. It will be their first change at the position since 2005. Over 5,500 miles away, superstar Luka Doncic is working on his game while preparing for the Olympic Qualifying Tournament in Lithuania.
Luka’s talent was on full display in the playoffs. He was voted MVP of the first round by ESPN, despite the Mavs falling to the LA Clippers in seven games. He averaged 35.7 points, 10.3 assists, and 7.9 rebounds per game and cemented himself as one of the top five players in the NBA.
Slovenia will be a tough out with Doncic on the court. He took a week off and was right back at it. The 22-year-old finished with ten points, 17 assists, and seven rebounds in their friendly win over Croatia. Fans got plenty of passing treats from Luka. He was back showing off his incredible skill on June 24.
Dallas Mavericks star Luka Doncic drills impossible trick shot in Slovenia
Luka was getting ready for practice on Thursday when he drilled a deep 3-pointer while sitting down. See the incredible make below.
Doncic is no stranger to trick shots. He attempts them during practice and before every game. See another impossible make from May. Fans witnessed plenty of them during last year’s bubble. Luka loves to play the game and attempt seemingly impossible shots.
Slovenia begins its quest to reach the Olympics on June 30 against Angola. They need to win the six-team tournament in Lithuania to advance to Tokyo. Slovenia faces Poland on July 1 before beginning the semifinals two days later. Lithuania featuring Domantas Sabonis and Jonas Valanciunas may be the favorite, but Luka will be the best player on the court in every game.
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