February 29, 2020, 12:30 amLuka DoncicPG-SF, Dallas Mavericks
Luka Doncic notched a double-double in Friday's loss to the Heat, scoring 23 points, handing out 10 assists and grabbing four rebounds.
This was actually a relatively modest game for the young phenom. He went 7-of-17 from the floor but made it to the line nine times, knocking down all nine of his FT attempts. As you already know, Doncic is a first-round fantasy attraction and a magician on the court on a nightly basis.
February 28, 2020, 6:55 pmLuka DoncicPG-SF, Dallas Mavericks
As expected, Luka Doncic will play through his left thumb sprain on Friday against the Heat.
Get Doncic in your lineups and enjoy the show. With Doncic active everyone else will slide into there usual roles for the Mavs. Doncic has been a bit better from the free-throw line post All-Star break. The free-throw shooting is what can keep him from being a first-round talent.
Source: Mavs PR on Twitter
February 28, 2020, 6:45 pmLuka DoncicPG-SF, Dallas Mavericks
As far as head coach Rick Carlisle knows, Luka Doncic (left thumb sprain) will play on Friday against the Heat.
This is a repeat of what Carlisle said earlier this afternoon. Assuming warmups are not a problem it seems like Doncic will be good to go for the Mavs. If for some reason he did sit out, the Mavs would turn towards Delon Wright, Seth Curry and J.J. Barea.
Source: Dwain Price on Twitter
February 28, 2020, 5:20 pmLuka DoncicPG-SF, Dallas Mavericks
While Luka Doncic (left thumb sprain) is listed as questionable for Friday's game vs. the Heat, head coach Rick Carlisle believes Luka Doncic will play.
That's a good sign for Doncic's status. He played through the injury on Wednesday after his thumb got dinged up, and if his coach believes he will play, Doncic is probably going to get upgraded to probable or active in short order. Keep an eye on the next injury report update.
Source: Mike Peasley on Twitter
February 27, 2020, 5:44 pmLuka DoncicPG-SF, Dallas Mavericks
Luka Dončić (left thumb sprain) is questionable heading into Friday's game vs. the Heat.
Dončić injured his thumb during the first half of Wednesday's game but was able to play through the injury. With Jalen Brunson (shoulder) already ruled out, Delon Wright, J.J. Barea and Seth Curry will all see increased value if Dončić sits out.
Source: Tim MacMahon on Twitter
February 26, 2020, 11:08 pmLuka DoncicPG-SF, Dallas Mavericks
Luka Doncic picked up, yet another, triple-double in his young career on Wednesday, ending with 26 points (10-25 FG, 3-11 3PT), 10 rebounds, 14 assists and one steal, but did turn it over seven times.
Doncic is a triple-double machine and is limited only by his turnovers and shooting percentages. Tonight was a great example of this as the popcorn stats were there, but it was unfortunately an inefficient night from the floor for the young star. That being said, he is still a top-20 player this year.
February 26, 2020, 9:13 pmLuka DoncicPG-SF, Dallas Mavericks
Luka Doncic is available to return on Wednesday vs. the Spurs after injuring his left thumb in the first half.
Doncic is available to return and his fantasy owners can breathe a sigh of relief. Luckily Doncic didn't miss too much game time and has a chance to still provide value in DFS.
Source: Brad Townsend on Twitter
February 26, 2020, 9:09 pmLuka DoncicPG-SF, Dallas Mavericks
Luka Doncic injured his left hand on Wednesday vs. the Spurs and headed to the locker room.
Thankfully it is his non-shooting hand, but it is still cause for concern. Luka returned from a one-game absence for right ankle soreness on Monday and nearly had a triple double in 25 minutes. The rest of the starters for the Mavs would see a boost in value if Doncic misses time, and Delon Wright could sneak into standard-league value if he can get 26 minutes per game.
Source: Michael C. Wright on Twitter
February 25, 2020, 11:42 amLuka DoncicPG-SF, Dallas Mavericks
Speaking to reporters after Monday’s game, Luka Doncic acknowledged that he is still trying to recover from the ankle sprain that sidelined him before the All-Star game.
“I mean, it bothers me sometimes. Obviously, it’s not healed 100%. That’s why I missed the game in Atlanta. It was swollen and, you know, I’m just trying to keep the swelling down.” The Mavs are trying to secure a playoff berth but it’s certain that they will be cautious with their All-Star guard. He was fantastic on Monday and owners can only hope that he won’t be missing many games down the stretch.
Source: Callie Caplin on Twitter
February 24, 2020, 11:35 pmLuka DoncicPG-SF, Dallas Mavericks
Luka Doncic (right ankle soreness) returned to action on Monday and looked no worse for wear as he flirted with a triple-double in 25 minutes with 20 points (7-of-16 shooting), nine rebounds, seven assists, one trey, two steals and one block.
It's like Luka's as good as new. The minutes were not up to par due to the Mavs being in control of this game for most of its duration. Luka should resume flirting with early-round value on a regular basis like before.
February 24, 2020, 7:04 pmLuka DoncicPG-SF, Dallas Mavericks
Luke Doncic (right ankle soreness) will play during Monday's game.
Doncic had been listed as probable after missing Saturday's matchup. Jalen Brunson is out due to an injury, with Delon Wright and J.J. Barea able to provide reserve minutes.
Source: Stefan Stevenson on Twitter
February 23, 2020, 5:49 pmLuka DoncicPG-SF, Dallas Mavericks
Luka Doncic (right ankle) has been deemed probable for the Mavs' game on Monday against the Wolves.
Coach Rick Carlisle said Sunday that he expects Luka's ankle soreness to be a short-term thing. Backup guards Delon Wright and J.J. Barea are the most impacted by Doncic's return to action, assuming he does indeed suit up on Monday
Source: NBA Injury Report
February 22, 2020, 1:45 pmLuka DoncicPG-SF, Dallas Mavericks
Luke Doncic (right ankle soreness) will not play against the Hawks on Saturday.
Doncic missed seven games with the injury earlier this month so the Mavs are likely being cautious as this is the second game of a back-to-back. With Kristaps Porzingis also ruled out for this one and Seth Curry questionable, the Mavs will need to find offense elsewhere. Jalen Brunson will likely replace Doncic in the starting lineup while Tim Hardaway Jr. will be expected to take on much of the scoring load for Saturday's game.
February 21, 2020, 9:53 pmLuka DoncicPG-SF, Dallas Mavericks
Luka Doncic had it going again on Friday night with 33 points (10-for-21 shooting), 10 rebounds, eight assists, four triples, one steal and one block across 34 minutes as the Mavs beat the Magic 122-106.
This Doncic performance was especially sweet because Kristaps Porzingis also dominated. The pair seems to be mastering their chemistry and learning how to make each other better. Buckle up for a fun second half in Dallas.
February 13, 2020, 12:32 amLuka DoncicPG-SF, Dallas Mavericks
Luka Doncic (right ankle sprain) returned to action with a vengeance on Wednesday, leading the Mavs to a 130-111 win over the Kings with 33 points (10-of-18 FG, 10-of-12 FT), 12 rebounds, eight assists and three triples in 31 minutes.
He's back and healthy and killing it. Opponents beware. Doncic's ankle injury is now a thing of the past and we quickly turn our sights back on his bright future ahead.