Luka Doncic has spent the summer getting into better shape, and says he is “faster now.”
Last season’s NBA Rookie of the Year anticipates an uptick in his defensive ability as a result of the weight loss.
Doncic, 20, concedes “it’s going to be difficult” for the Dallas Mavericks to reach the playoffs, but hopes to “do a lot of damage” with new teammate Kristaps Porzingis.
How much weight did you lose, because we heard you lost as much as 20 pounds?
LUKA: “Yeah, but I didn’t check it. I just lost it, so I don’t have to worry about it, so that’s the key.”
What has been the immediate results of the weight loss? And do you believe that’s going to help you going forward, especially on the defensive end of the floor?
LUKA: “I would say I’m faster now. So (my defense is) going to get better, for sure.”