In an interview with Tim Cato of The Athletic, Drakslar says his quote wasn't translated correctly:
i talked to Luka‘s Slovenian trainer Jure Drakslar this morning and have a q&a with him coming tomorrow. in the meantime, he wanted me to share this statement on his “out of shape” quote that’s been going around — since the quote is inaccurate and a mistranslation. pic.twitter.com/kFMS7hqBGf
— tim cato (@tim_cato) June 11, 2020
Well, this is great news for the Mavs, who will be one of the 22 teams playing at Walt Disney World in Orlando, Florida. Luka Doncic was playing at an MVP level before the 2019-20 season was suspended in March. It's good to hear that the All-Star is in fact in basketball shape.
In 54 games for the Mavs in 2019-20, Doncic is averaging 28.7 points, 9.3 rebounds and 8.7 assists per contest. He is also shooting 46.1 percent from the field, 31.8 percent from beyond the arc and 75.2 percent from the free-throw line.
The Mavs can't wait to watch Doncic and Kristaps Porzingis make their respective playoff debuts. Dallas has an incredibly bright future with Luka and KP leading the way for the next decade, assuming both youngsters stay healthy.
The Mavs racked up 40 wins before Utah Jazz center Rudy Gobert's positive COVID-19 test forced the NBA to suspend games.
The team is in seventh place in the West and won't have to compete with the New Orleans Pelicans, Phoenix Suns, Memphis Grizzlies, San Antonio Spurs, Sacramento Kings and Portland Trail Blazers for the last playoff spot in the Western Conference.