Dallas Mavericks hope to have Doncic back as soon as possible

Theuka Doncic will be missed Dallas Mavericks“Opening a playoff against Utah Jazz Because of the tension in the left calf, while the second game is also in doubt.

Doncic Injured in the regular season final of the team against San Antonio Spurswhich is a game that does not matter Mavericks Because they’ve already done the playoffs. The Slovenian has not been able to train since his injury and is facing a race to get back in shape as quickly as possible.

“He is in good spirits and seems to be improving.” Mavericks coach bus Jason Kidd She said.

“If he gets hurt and can’t play, we’re not going to send him out there to put him in danger or put him in a situation that makes things worse.”

Dallas hopes to repeat in 2020

This won’t be the first time Doncic He returned to action brilliantly in the post-season. In 2020, he had great doubt until the last minute in the fourth match against Los Angeles Clippers Due to a sprained ankle, he scored 43 points, scored 17 rebounds and 11 assists in a win that ended with three pointers to the bell.

last year, Doncic He suffered from cervical strain in the third match against clippers But he was able to recover after a few days and had 42 points, eight rebounds and 14 assists in Game Five.

A step above Michael Jordan in the playoffs

Doncic He played 13 playoffs averaging 33.5 points. Chicago Bulls legend Michael Jordan, meanwhile, averaged 33.4 over his career, and played 179 playoffs. Definitely, Doncic He has not yet won the NBA title, while Jordan He won six championships.

this chapter, Doncic He ranked fifth in the NBA’s top scorer (28.4 points) as well as fifth in the passing table (8.7), in addition to adding 9.1 rebounds.

His overall performance becomes more important in the play-off matches, so Mavericks will lose a key player against Utah Jazz Saturday and Spencer Dinwiddy And Galen Bronson It will be under pressure to fill the Slovenian hole.

NBA players who had calf strains were out for an average of 16 days, but Mavericks You will be in dire need of Doncic To be outside for less time.