Luka Doncic Drops a Major Bomb on Potentially Teaming up With Nikola Jokic

Published 12/02/2020, 2:00 PM EST
DENVER, CO – OCTOBER 29: Luka Doncic (77) of the Dallas Mavericks yells, “and one,” after making a shot, but not getting call from contact by Paul Millsap (4) of the Denver Nuggets during the second half of Dallas’ 106-109 win on Tuesday, October 29, 2019. (Photo by AAron Ontiveroz/MediaNews Group/The Denver Post via Getty Images)


Luka Doncic was just a sophomore during the 2019/20 NBA season, but he showcased unbelievable skills which made him a promising talent for the future.

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Moreover, how dominant would the Mavericks be if they bought in Nikola Jokic to partner him? Doncic was asked about the possibility and he gave an exciting reply! 

The 2020 NBA Playoffs were certainly electrifying, and a few major upsets stole the limelight. Likewise, Nikola Jokic and the Nuggets dismantled the mighty LA Clippers and progressed to the Conference Finals for the first time since 2009. 

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Luka Doncic was asked if he wants to trade Jokic in place of big-man Boban Marjanovic in his recent media availability. Here’s what Doncic said

“I can’t trade anyone. But if Jokic wants to come over, he should come over. He knows he wants to.”

Jokic is a powerhouse, and he’s got quality attributes in his bag. The Serbian will certainly bolster the Dallas Mavericks’ roster if he joins the team.

Did Doncic and Jokic hold any internal talks on teaming up together? Well, we’d never know unless they reveal it to the media! 

But imagine if this was made possible by Mark Cuban. If he can arrange the right assets in order to lure Jokic from Denver, then we’d witness one of the most dominant pairings in the modern-day game! 

Luka Doncic wants to get better as he enters year #3 in the NBA

We’ve seen very little of Luka Doncic in the NBA, but his mesmerizing talents have already established him as the future face of the league. The Slovenian recently sat down for a chat with the media, where he mentioned the primary goal he has in mind. 

“Every year I want to be better,” said Doncic. “That’s the goal for me. I also want to win the championship. That’s the goal we entered last year. And that’s the goal we’re going to enter this year.”

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Furthermore, the Mavericks boasted of the most efficient attack last season but struggled to close out games that leaned in their favor. However, it is a matter of experience and Doncic feels the team is well equipped now. 

“I think everybody learned from that,” he added. “We were a young team. And I think this season is going to be way better than last season.”

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Things look bright for the Dallas Mavericks in the upcoming season. A determined Luka Doncic will lead the lines, and fans would hope that Kristaps Porzingis gets back soon to add to the strength. How far will they go this season? 

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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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