Luka Doncic on His Conditioning: ‘I Gotta Be Better’

Dallas Mavericks (11-12) combo guard Luka Doncic is one of the many spectacular superstars in the NBA. And though many throughout the NBA world has acknowledged Doncic as an exceptional talent, one common issue for concern is his condition.

The two-time All-Star recently opened up about his weight and conditioning.

“I had a long summer,” said Doncic. “I had the Olympics, took three weeks off, and I relaxed a little bit. Maybe too much. I’ve just got to get back on track.”

Doncic’s weight was a frequent subject during the Mavs’ primetime matchup against the Brooklyn Nets (17-7). NBA on TNT analyst Reggie Miller criticized Doncic for his weight, saying he was “plodding up and down the court” and “has got to trim down.

Furthermore, according to Tim McMahon of ESPN, Doncic came into Mavericks training camp 30 pounds overweight at 260, more than his listed weight of 230 pounds on 

Doncic’s efforts to improve his conditioning have recently been interrupted by multiple injuries, including a sprained left knee and ankle, which caused him to miss three games. The Mavericks are currently 0-4 without Doncic.

Though Doncic weight has been a problem, Doncic is still performing at a high level averaging 25.5 points, 7.9 rebounds, and 8.5 assists for the 11-12 Mavs.