The Dallas Mavericks and Luka Doncic agreed to a historic five-year extension this summer, but that was far from the only thing the superstar did this offseason. He led Slovenia to an upset over Lithuania to advance to the Olympics before pushing his country into the semifinals in Tokyo. Slovenia came up just short of a medal, but Doncic was named to the All-Tournament team.
Luka took some much-needed time off after the Olympics. The pandemic forced a lot of basketball to happen in a short period. Since July 31, 2020, Doncic has played in 86 NBA games, including two postseason series, but that does not factor in his Olympic games. It has been a wild 13 months for the Mavericks star.
Luka Doncic returned to Dallas on Thursday and is ready for the new season. Let us take a closer look.
Mavericks star Luka Doncic is back in Dallas and ready to work
Mavs owner Mark Cuban did a radio appearance on 97.1 The Eagle on Sept. 23 where he discussed a host of topics, including Doncic’s return. See what he had to say below courtesy of Callie Caplan.
Luka comes back every season with some elements added to his game. It will be interesting to see what the superstar picked up this time and what shape he is in to start training camp.
Cuban also had this to say about the relationship between Doncic and Porzingis heading into the 2021-2022 season.
The Mavericks need their two stars to be on the same page if they are going to jump into title contention, so it is fantastic to hear that their relationship appears to be on strong terms ahead of training camp.
Media day takes place on Monday with practices starting up on Tuesday. Mavs basketball is almost back, and fans should be excited about the new season. Luka Doncic will be looking to lead the Dallas Mavericks on a deep playoff, so stay tuned to see how it all plays out.