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

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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? 

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

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?

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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