January 31, 2019, 1:44 pmLuka DoncicG/F, Dallas Mavericks
Luka Doncic (left ankle soreness) is doubtful for Thursday's game against the Pistons.
Doncic looked fine in last night's win over the Knicks and wasn't asked to play extended minutes, so perhaps this is just his heavy usage catching up to him a bit and the Mavs exercising some caution on a back-to-back. If the rookie phenom sits tonight it'll give Dennis Smith Jr. full control of the ball while opening up more playing time for Jalen Brunson, Dorian Finney-Smith, Maxi Kleber and Dwight Powell. Doncic's malleability means that minutes will need to be filled at multiple spots, so all of the bench Mavs are potential streams or DFS punts.