‘Lot of Work To Do’: Luka Doncic Reveals his Views on the Revamped Dallas Mavericks Team

Published 01/17/2021, 12:07 PM EST
Jan 1, 2021; Dallas, Texas, USA; Dallas Mavericks guard Luka Doncic (77) celebrates during the second quarter against the Miami Heat at the American Airlines Center. Mandatory Credit: Jerome Miron-USA TODAY Sports


Nobody will sleep on the Dallas Mavericks this season. Mark Cuban’s franchise has assembled a talented roster to contend for the 2021 NBA championship, and Luka Doncic is the man who will be leading the pack. What does he think about the revamped roster? 

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The Mavs put up a mighty challenge during the 2020 playoffs and left a mark with their promising display. Moving ahead, the franchise acquired a few valuable assets during the offseason, hoping to bolster their chances in the Western Conference. 

Luka Doncic reflects on the new Mavericks roster

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Luka Doncic is undoubtedly the face of the Dallas Mavericks franchise, and he is expected to lead them into good times once again. However, the Slovenian sensation requires a good supporting cast to help him propel the team to glory. 

Luka and his colleague Boban Marjanovic recently joined Mavs’ play-by-play announcer Mark Followill on the ‘Mavs Tipoff Show’ where the duo engaged in a casual chat with the host. At one point, Luka was asked to detail his experience in gelling with a new team, to which he replied: 

“We have a bunch of new guys, rookies, and the other guys have been in the league for long. It’s a great thing they’re just into Dallas basketball, it’s really good. There’s a lot of work to do yet but I think it’s so, so far we do a great job.”

The Mavericks obtained three new players through the draft and also made free-agency signings as well. Dallas is currently standing sixth in the Western Conference and they would hope to make a deeper push as the season progresses. 

Can the triple-double maestro keep going strong this season?

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Luka Doncic and triple-doubles seem like a match made in heaven. The 21-year-old talent is renowned for his knack to rack up three double-digits stats in a game, and he’s already surpassed some legendary names on the all-time list. 

Doncic currently has 28 triple-doubles to his name in just his third season in the NBA. To put things into perspective,  Michael Jordan had 28 triple-doubles in his 14-year NBA career, and Luka is now perfectly poised to overtake the Chicago Bulls legend this season. 

Jan 1, 2021; Dallas, Texas, USA; Dallas Mavericks guard Luka Doncic (77) walks off the court after the win over the Miami Heat at the American Airlines Center. Mandatory Credit: Jerome Miron-USA TODAY Sports

However, Luka Doncic has a mountainous task of reaching the top of the all-time list. He’s moving ahead at a steady pace, but the Slovenian magician has a long way to go before he can match Oscar Robertson’s record (181). 

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Arjun Athreya

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Arjun Athreya is a senior writer at Essentially Sports and has been contributing since early 2020. Having developed an avid interest in sports at an early age, he pursued a Journalism degree and graduated from Madras Christian College. Arjun manages the Golf division and its content, and primarily covers news pertaining to the NBA as well.

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