Mavericks’ Luka Doncic Will Return in Time For All-Star Game

Luka Doncic with Real Madrid during Euroleague basketball match in 2018. Photo by Nikola Krstic/REX/Shutterstock (9485782g)

Dallas Mavericks’ star guard Luka Doncic won’t miss his first All-Star game after all. Doncic, who missed the past couple of weeks due to ankle injury, confirmed that he will return to action in time to participate in All-Star weekend festivities.

Doncic shared the news with repoters on Tuesday after team practice.

“I’m ready,” said Doncic via ESPN’s Tim MacMahon. “I’m just excited to be back out there and play basketball.”

According to Macmahon, Doncic will be on court even before the All-Star break, as he intends to play in the upcoming Mavs’ game against Sacramento Kings.

Luka Doncic has been crucial for Mavs this season, helping the team to insert themselves into playoff contention in a loaded Western Conference. Doncic also established himself as an MVP candidate, averaging 28.8 points, 9.5 rebounds and 8.7 assists per game. However, his great run was troubled with ankle issues which caused him to miss 11 games this season.

Doncic, who is currently in his second NBA season, has been voted a starter in the All-Star game which will take place in Chicago. He will also play in the Rising Stars game for the World team.