UPDATE: Feb. 11, 3:23 p.m. — Doncic told reporters Tuesday that he will play vs. the Kings.
“I’m ready,” Luka Doncic told reporters after practicing today. He’ll play tomorrow night vs. Kings and in the All-Star Game. (The All-Star Game was never really in question. Sorry, Devin Booker.)— Tim MacMahon (@espn_macmahon) February 11, 2020
UPDATE: Feb. 11, 2:42 p.m. — Mavs coach Rick Carlisle is hopeful Doncic will be able to play Wednesday vs. the Kings.
Carlisle says signs are positive for Doncic are “positive,” “hopeful” he’ll play tomorrow. Says he’ll be either upgraded to questionable or probable, not sure yet.— Brad Townsend (@townbrad) February 11, 2020
So we’ll have to wait and see on Luka’s official status for this game, but it’s looking like he’ll be able to return. With Doncic back — pending a minutes restriction — we can expect less usage and offense from Kristaps Porzingis and Jalen Brunson should go back to the bench.
Dallas Mavericks All-Star Luka Doncic has been recovering from an ankle sprain and is hopeful to return to the lineup Wednesday vs. the Sacramento Kings. Doncic has been participating in scrimmages at practice, which is encouraging. He hasn’t played since Jan. 28 and has missed the past six games, including Monday night vs. the Jazz.
Carlisle says Doncic scrimmaged yesterday and today for a significant amount of time. “The hope is he can play Wednesday.”— Brad Townsend (@townbrad) February 10, 2020
Fantasy basketball analysis: Dallas Mavericks G/F Luka Doncic
My guess is Doncic will return on a minutes restriction Wednesday and be ready to roll for the Rising Stars Game on Friday night for Team World. The NBA wants all of its stars healthy enough for All-Star Weekend, so it’s nice to see Doncic able to get back in time. After that, we should expect him to return to his normal workload after the break given he’ll have plenty of rest before the Mavs pick things up on Feb. 21 against the Magic.