Is Luka Doncic playing today? Timberwolves at Mavericks injury update for October 5

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Dallas Mavericks superstar Luka Doncic just had one of the best offseasons of his career.

He looked phenomenal in the FIBA World Cup, got in better shape, and has improved his game tremendously. This is hard to believe as Doncic was already one of the best players in the NBA, but according to teammate Dwight Powell, Doncic has got even better.

The Mavs are in Abu Dhabi for their first two preseason games against the Minnesota Timberwolves, with the first game tipping off today at 11 a.m. CT. These games are going to be a great indicator of how rookies Dereck Lively II and Grant Williams fit into the starting lineup, and Grant Williams' debut is something to keep an eye on as well.

Will Luka play in Dallas' first preseason game? Who sits out for the Mavs against the Timberwolves? Get the latest updates here.

Luka Doncic's status for Dallas Mavericks at Minnesota Timberwolves on October 5

Fans should expect Luka Doncic to play, as his thigh injury doesn't seem to be keeping him out from anything at this point. Doncic isn't at 100 percent, but he should be playing against the Timberwolves in Abu Dhabi.

Dallas Mavericks' full injury report at Minnesota Timberwolves on October 5

The only player listed on the Dallas Mavericks' injury report is Tim Hardaway Jr. Hardaway Jr. is questionable with right hamstring soreness. Everyone else is active and good to go.

Jaylen Clark for the Minnesota Timberwolves is out.

Luka Doncic's injury history

Luka Doncic has been dealing with a right thigh injury since last season. Doncic has battled a few injuries since being in the NBA, and fans can see his full injury history here.

Dallas Mavericks' preseason schedule

After today's game against the Minnesota Timberwolves, the Dallas Mavericks still have three more preseason games. Here is a look at their remaining preseason schedule.

- October 7, 2023: at Minnesota Timberwolves (in Abu Dhabi)
- October 10, 2023: at Real Madrid
- October 20, 2023: vs Detroit Pistons