Dallas Mavericks Rumors
Doncic, who has earned Western Conference Rookie of the Month honors the first three months of the season, said the only goal he has the rest of the season is making the playoffs. His first 82-game schedule has been an adjustment, especially compared to the shorter European schedules that are stretched out more with fewer games a week. “In Europe, you’ve got a lot of free time,” Doncic said after the Mavs’ first practice since the All-Star break. “A maximum of three games a week. It’s different. This break was really good. I feel way better now.”
Lotsa stories out there about why Salah Mejri — released in the roster-move frenzy at the trade deadline — returned to the Mavs. We believe he did so despite having offers to sign elsewhere, yes. But we also believe Salah boomeranged back to the Mavs for one reason and one reason only. Believe what you like … but this was entirely about his friendship and mentorship and brotherhood with Luka. Entirely.
I have yet to hear any credible suggestion that the Mavericks can get in the mix for the elite free agents such as Durant, Thompson and Kyrie Irving. But Middleton is an inevitable (and sensible) target.