Thing Dallas Mavericks star Luka Doncic needs to work on this offseason: 2. Conditioning
By his own admission, Doncic did not enter the 2021-2022 season in tiptop physical condition. He took a bit too much time off after Slovenia’s run in the Olympics, and the 23-year-old struggled by his lofty standards to begin the season.
Luka missed ten straight games in December because of an ankle injury and a stint in the health and safety protocols, but he was a different player from the moment he stepped back on the floor. He averaged 29.8 points, 9.7 rebounds, 8.9 assists, and 1.2 steals while shooting 46.1 percent from the field and 36.5 percent on his 3-point tries. Doncic worked his way back into the MVP conversation and was unstoppable.
The 23-year-old superstar needs to start next season in peak form. Luka was already spotted working out, and he has another busy summer playing for the Slovenian National Team. If he returns to Dallas after EuroBasket in the best shape of his life, every opposing team in the league should be worried.
Luka Doncic’s play has waned in the fourth quarter during his NBA career because he is exhausted after carrying such a heavy workload. Getting in better shape from the jump would give the 6’7 superstar a bit more energy down the stretch to dominate. Fit Luka is a scary thought for any team outside of Dallas.