Will Luka Doncic be present at the opening of the Playoffs?

We are getting closer to the purest definition of the word “bad luck”. Released due to injury while playing the final game of the regular season with the Mavericks, Luka Doncic is officially injured in his left calf after the relentless move to the MRI. They have not yet communicated a return date, a week before the start of the Playoffs, a terrible time for Dallas.

How hard! Luka Doncić, who had an MRI last night, is seriously injured in his calf, according to ESPN NBA Insider Tim MacMahon. There is no more information at the moment about the exact nature of the injury, which can range from a simple muscle micro-injury that requires a few days of rest, to a contracture or a tear, deepening in the muscle fiber, which would put the magician in doubt. Slovenian. sidelined for several weeks. Unfortunately, it is the moment that the Mavs will miss very much, since the Playoffs will begin for the Texans on Saturday and it will take all the strength of the team to assert the hierarchy against the Jazz. Unfortunately, the leader is currently suspended from the verdict of the medical staff, and that is the total loss. Jason Kidd will speak to the media today according to Marc Stein, and he will surely bring fresh news, so we will be very attentive.

Now, we also have to ask ourselves the question: why, but why on earth did Luka play in a match like this? The entire coaching staff with great players under their command (Giannis Antetokounmpo, Joel Embiid) has decided to rest them precisely to avoid an injury that would hinder the options of these teams for the Playoffs. The Mavericks were fourth in the West on Sunday, only able to regain third place in the event of a loss to the Warriors, who displaced the Pelicans already ahead in play-in. Brandon Ingram was an example on the bench, in short, everything was there for Golden State to take without forcing victory. With these elements in our possession, what interest was it for the Mavericks to send everyone in a game that would not have changed their situation in the standings? Well, it’s risking injury to a major player, and that’s bingo.

Dallas knew the risks, and Jason Kidd decided to take the risk and pay a heavy price. Now we are waiting for news from the Unicorn medical staff, but without looking, the current trend is not really news that makes us smile.

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