The presence of Dirk Nowitzki in the latter stages of his career could help make the transition an easier process given that he was once a high draft pick from overseas. It would seem that some National Basketball Association players don't hold the global game in high regard.
Nowitzki, who was in the draft room with the Mavericks two nights after celebrating his 40th birthday, quickly greeted his fellow European on Twitter, and Doncic replied in kind.
The Mavs want Doncic and might try to move up out of the fifth spot to get him. As one of the likely top selections in the draft, Doncic's talent is undeniable, with NBA TV offering a profile of the 19-year-old native of Slovenia that indicated who his favorite player is: Cleveland Cavaliers forward LeBron James.
ESPN's Tim MacMahon reported Friday that the Dallas Mavericks are not expected to have Luka Doncic participate in the summer league. Doncic might only get one chance to get Dallas back on track with Nowitzki, the 13-time All-Star who has hinted that 40 is a nice round number as a retirement age.
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"I mean, you know, I have a lot of ex-NBA players on my team".
The Mavericks are leaning toward holding No. 3 overall pick Luka Doncic out of the Las Vegas Summer League, team sources told ESPN, as the franchise is prioritizing rest for their prized rookie on the heels of the 19-year-old's long season with Real Madrid.
"I've been talking to Dallas a lot".
If the Kings pass on Bagley, that would clearly complicate the Hawks' ultimate choice with the third pick. "Which team ends up getting the pick will obviously play a role, but Ayton's sheer productivity combined with his freakish physical tools are making it increasingly hard to keep Luka Doncic up top, especially after a somewhat lackluster month of February by his standards". "Having all that confidence and leading up to that point when I saw Adam Silver came out, I was just waiting for my name, and when he called it, my mind went blank".