Report: Luka Doncic might return to Mavericks within a couple weeks




 

Luka Doncic sprained his ankle during the Mavericks' loss to the Heat yesterday.

Whether this timeline constitutes good news or bad news depends on your perspective.

Tim MacMahon of ESPN:


Doncic's injury is a blow not just to Dallas, but the NBA. He's one of the league's brightest stars. In the next eight days, the Mavericks make their only appearances of the season in Milwaukee, Philadelphia and Toronto.

Though Doncic has played like an MVP candidate, the Mavericks also boast considerable depth. They've outscored opponents by 8.0 points per 100 possessions without Doncic.

Those non-Doncic lineups will be thrust into more difficult situations now. That net rating will likely drop, especially against a tough upcoming schedule. Dallas might have been in line for some losses, even with Doncic. So, don't overreact to that.

But the Mavericks can remain at least competitive without their best player.

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