Star Dallas Mavericks guard Luka Doncic will miss his second-straight game on Monday night against the Memphis Grizzlies, due to a nagging thigh injury. Fortunately for the Mavericks, it sounds like the March 13 matchup could be the last one Doncic is sidelined for before returning to play.
According to Shams Charania of The Athletic and FanDuel, the All-Star guard is considered day-to-day and could potentially return against the San Antonio Spurs on March 15.
Charania shared the latest update on Doncic’s injury on FanDuel TV.
“This is more short-term, he’s going to be day-to-day with this thigh injury,” Charania reported. “He’s out again, so he’s going to miss his second-straight game tonight. But I’m told that he could be back as soon as their next game… Right now, the Mavericks are hopeful that this is more of a day-to-day injury for Luka Doncic, not as severe as Kevin Durant’s.”
“He’s gonna be day-to-day with this thigh injury… I’m told he could be back as soon as their next game”@ShamsCharania with the latest on Luka Doncic’s injury#RunItBack pic.twitter.com/il77HWYLfw
— FanDuel TV (@FanDuelTV) March 13, 2023
Dillon Brooks Takes Jab at Mavs’ Luka Doncic
Doncic sat out for Dallas’ first of two matchups against the Grizzlies, missing Saturday night’s game in Memphis.
When the injury report was officially released, the 24-year-old was the recipient of some slander from Grizzlies guard Dillon Brooks.
Brooks took a jab at Doncic, implying that he is soft and wasn’t ready to play a physical game against the gritty Grizzlies.
“It’s goes to show that sometimes they ain’t ready to come back to a physical game,” Brooks said via Memphis News’ Damichael Cole.
Luka Doncic is out tonight and is listed as day-to-day due to a left thigh strain.
Dillon Brooks on Luka being out today:
“It’s goes to show that sometimes they ain’t ready to come back to a physical game.”
— Damichael Cole (@DamichaelC) March 11, 2023
Brooks has been known to throw some shots around. Most notably, towards Golden State Warriors forward Draymond Green. In a recent interview with ESPN, Memphis’ guard took the opportunity to throw some shade at Green and the Warriors.
“I don’t like Draymond at all,” Brooks told ESPN’s Tim Keown. “I just don’t like Golden State. I don’t like anything to do with them. Draymond talks a lot. Gets away with a …read more