Dallas Mavericks Rumors
Dwain Price: “I wouldn’t have been ejected for that for sure in Europe. I was trying to juggle the ball. . .I’ve got to work on my soccer skills.” — Luka on getting ejected after he kicked the ball into the stands tonight
Matt Velazquez: With the Mavs coming up next, I asked Giannis about Luka Doncic’s start in the NBA: “It’s amazing. He’s so smart, he can find the open guy at any time, he can create for himself. He’s playing amazing. I know he’s going to keep getting better and the sky’s the limit for him.”
Scott Agness: Good time for the Pacers to play the Mavericks. They won 111-99 led by 19 points from Tyreke Evans. Sabonis had 16/11. Most starters played ~25m with another game tomorrow night vs Hornets.
Scott Agness: Rookie Luka Doncic is the Mavs’ leading scorer (20.3ppg). Coach Rick Carlisle said one of the next stages in his growth is to value the defensive end as much as the offensive end. Pacers plan to throw Victor Oladipo on him to begin the game.
Dwain Price: Carlisle compares Luka to: “There’s a little (Toni) Kukoc, there’s a little of (Manu) Ginobili, there’s a little of (Drazen) Petrovic. Those guys had wide-ranging skills. They could all score, they could all make plays. They could all make plays at both ends of the floor.” #Mavs
Mark Montieth: Rick Carlisle has coached @Reggie Miller and @Dirk Nowitzki. “They’re both great creatures of habit, they both have very stringent rituals. They both have the same meticulous approach to shooting, the kind of preparation you need to be great and maintain that level of greatness.”