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Mavs superstar Luka Doncic acknowledges he’s ‘got to do better’ with his fitness

Through the first 23 games of the 2021-22 campaign, the Dallas Mavericks sit under the .500 mark with an 11-12 record. The Mavericks’ inconsistent play has levied criticism toward star guard Luka Doncic and his ability to guide the franchise to success. It’s also seen concerns arise regarding his weight. Hall of Famer Reggie Miller pointed it out during TNT’s broadcast of Tuesday’s loss to the Brooklyn Nets.


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After the contest, Doncic voiced that he needs to perform better for the Mavericks to get back on track.

“People are going to talk about it, yes or no,” said Doncic, who had 28 points, six rebounds and nine assists in the loss via ESPN. “I know I’ve got to do better.”

The star guard reportedly showed up to training camp weighing more than 260 points for the second straight year. Despite the health concerns, Luka Doncic is putting forth another highly productive campaign. So far this year, he’s averaging 25.5 points, 8.5 assists, and 7.9 rebounds.

The 22-year-old’s size has been a lingering discussion since he entered the league. His push to improve his conditioning this season have been hampered by a sprained left knee and ankle. Doncic is working through the injury that he voiced he feels persistent pain.

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The Mavericks will continue to monitor the situation as he’s been able to play through the discomfort. Nonetheless, Dallas needs Doncic to lead the charge if they hope to garner any footing in the playoff picture in the stacked Western Conference.

The Mavericks are currently in the seventh overall spot, a game behind the Los Angeles Clippers and Los Angeles Lakers for the fifth and sixth position respectfully.

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