The Dallas Mavericks are fresh off a trip to the conference finals where Luka Doncic took his game to another level. The 23-year-old made his case for best player in the world as he averaged 31.7 points, 9.8 rebounds, 6.4 assists, and 1.8 steals per game during the postseason. Doncic won his first NBA playoff series and led the Mavs to the conference finals for just the fifth time in franchise history.
Luka is a generation talent that keeps getting better. He is unquestionably one of the best players in the world, and he is on pace to be an inner-circle Hall of Famer.
The Mavericks want to keep him in Dallas for his entire career, but fans started to worry about his future after his recent interview with MARCA that published on July 11. Here is a look at why everyone should remain calm.
Why Dallas Mavericks fans should not panic about the comment made by Luka Doncic
Doncic was interviewed in Spanish, so the English translation should be taken with a grain of salt. Even those readers that speak Spanish should not panic. Doncic wants the Mavericks to improve their roster, and he made it clear his goal is to win in Dallas. Luka does not want to be anywhere else. He has mentioned Dallas is his second home many times, and number 77 is committed to the Mavericks.
Could that change in the future? Everything does. If the front office does not build a contending roster around him, Doncic could look to leave three years from now. The Mavs need to keep improving the talent around him, but they just reached the conference finals in the first year under head coach Jason Kidd and president of basketball operations Nico Harrison.
Yes, they lost Jalen Brunson in free agency, but Dallas added Christian Wood and JaVale McGee to solidify their biggest playoff weakness. The Mavericks need another ball-handler and playmaker, but they are not finished shaping their roster for next season, much less three years from now when Doncic could ask for a trade.
There is nothing to worry about. Luka Doncic is happy in Dallas playing for the Mavs. He wants to win a ring and be an all-time great. That should excite fans, and not have them worried. The 23-year-old superstar is just getting started, and stay tuned because the best is yet to come from both Luka and the Dallas Mavericks.