Mavericks Rumors: Luka Doncic Might Finally Get Help

Published 08/10/2021, 2:11 PM EDT
May 6, 2021; Dallas, Texas, USA; Dallas Mavericks guard Luka Doncic (77) reacts during an interview after the game against the Brooklyn Nets at American Airlines Center. Mandatory Credit: Kevin Jairaj-USA TODAY Sports


Slovenia’s Luka Doncic recently competed at the Tokyo Olympic Games. Despite giving it his all, his side lost in the tournament’s semifinal. France pipped Slovenia in an absolute thriller. Now, his focus will shift to the NBA, where he will compete with the Dallas Mavericks. The powerful star has an impeccable record for the franchise. And ahead of the new season, Doncic will receive an encouraging piece of news.

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Last year, the Mavericks finished 5th in the regular season, before crashing out in Round-1 of the knockouts. The side cut a sorry figure against Kawhi Leonard and the LA Clippers. Doncic was the star of the show for Dallas, but his heroics were not enough. In the clutch moments, the international recruit did not have someone to back him up. He carried the squad till Game-7, where they were eventually defeated in a lopsided affair. Even in the final game, it was Doncic who scored 46 points, but nobody else crossed the 20 point mark. He needed support, and there is a glimmer of hope for that now.

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Raptors’ Goran Dragic linked with Luka Doncic union at Dallas

Jan 22, 2021; Tampa, Florida, USA; Miami Heat guard Goran Dragic (7) drives to the basket against the Toronto Raptors during the second half at Amalie Arena. Mandatory Credit: Kim Klement-USA TODAY Sports

Recently, another Slovenian sensation Goran Dragic was traded to the Toronto Raptors. The ‘dragon’ switched sides in the Kyle Lowry sign-and-trade during the off-season. However, Dragic made some unsatisfactory comments on joining the Raptors not too long ago. Over the weekend, the 35-year-old claimed that the Canadian city was not his “preferred destination”, and that he has “higher ambitions”. The comments sparked fresh rumors.

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In the latest revelation, there is a possibility for the Dallas Mavericks to swoop in. With Doncic already part of the setup, another Slovenian will improve the coordination and experience of the side. Additionally, the guard is also an attacking prowess. The report has also claimed that the Mavericks are confident of signing the European veteran.

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If Luka Doncic and Goran Dragic unite at Dallas, we can expect some real magic on court. It will make Jason Kidd’s job much easier, and the squad depth will improve by leaps and bounds. However, Dragic is still a Raptor for now, and nothing has been finalized yet. We will have to wait and see how things unfold in the coming days!

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Sankalp Harikrishnan

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Sankalp Harikrishnan is a tennis and NBA writer at EssentiallySports. He aspires to pursue Sports Journalism and has represented his institution in cricket, badminton, football, and table tennis. Apart from his professional desires, Sankalp does voluntary service with his friends to feed hungry animals on a regular basis.

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