The Dallas Mavericks plan on upgrading their roster around Luka Doncic this summer, and the 23-year-old superstar is going to be busy working on his game. He is set to lead Slovenia in both the World Cup qualifying at the end of the month, and in EuroBasket in September.
Slovenia is the reigning champions of EuroBasket after their improbable run in 2017. They topped Group A by defeating France, Finland, Greece, Poland, and Iceland before knocking off Ukraine, Latvia, Spain, and Serbia in the knockout phase to win the title. Luka and his countryman Goran Dragic both made the five-man All-Tournament team with Dragic winning MVP of the competition. It was the country’s first medal in an international competition.
The tournament further put a teenage Doncic on the map. He was still a full year away from being drafted when Slovenia brought home the gold, but it was clear Luka could compete with and stand out against the world’s best competition. The championship in 2017 even inspired a documentary, which just premiered.
Luka Doncic is back in Slovenia for premier of documentary on 2017 EuroBasket title
Doncic was spotted sitting next to Goran Dragic at the premiere of the documentary back in Slovenia. The Slovenian national federation tweeted out pictures of the premieres with a massive audience. Fans will likely soon be able to watch and enjoy the documentary, so stay tuned for the latest.
Luka begins practice with the national team on June 15 as they gear up for their World Cup qualifier against Croatia. The Slovenia National Team is expected to get Dragic back in uniform for the game for the first time since winning that EuroBasket title in 2017. It is must-win game for Doncic and company, so fans should expect plenty of Luka Magic.
It will be a busy summer for Luka Doncic and the Dallas Mavericks, so please check back to The Smoking Cuban regularly for all the latest.