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Dallas Mavericks star Luka Doncic was asked what would be his pick if he had to choose between claiming 2022 All-Star Game MVP and his former club Real Madrid winning the Spanish Copa del Rey. “Real Madrid wins Copa del Rey for sure. Easy,” Doncic answered. Real will be facing archrival Barcelona in the Cup Final Sunday (20/2), some hours before the Slovenian player makes his third consecutive All-Star Game appearance.
While Jokubaitis’ star in Europe has been shining brighter and brighter (and right now it will be a shocker if he doesn’t win EuroLeague’s actual Rising Star award), the New York Knicks have been paying attention. And he has been watching them back as well. “Sometimes my Summer League coaches text me to see how I’m doing,” Jokubaitis said. “They reach out to my agent and my agents in the USA. I think few staff members from the Knicks are coming in February [to watch me]. I’ll be in better touch with them.” “[I’m watching their games] whenever I have a chance. The schedule doesn’t allow it all the time. I follow them and I know what’s happening. I keep in contact with a few players, rookies that I’ve played with in Summer League. I know what’s happening on the team.”
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Gabriel Deck determined to stay in the NBA

Players like Deck always will have a solid plan B. Before the season, Deck firmly denied rumors about negotiations with FC Barcelona. But BasketNews sources around the EuroLeague suggest that Barcelona might be the top landing spot for Deck if he decides to return to Europe. However, Deck remains determined to stay in the NBA, sources say BasketNews. If not the OKC, Deck hopes there’s another NBA organization that could give him an appropriate NBA opportunity.