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Mavericks coach Rick Carlisle: Luka Doncic out at least six games

Luka Doncic

DALLAS, TEXAS - JANUARY 28: Luka Doncic #77 of the Dallas Mavericks in action against the Phoenix Suns in the first quarter at American Airlines Center on January 28, 2020 in Dallas, Texas. NOTE TO USER: User expressly acknowledges and agrees that, by downloading and or using this photograph, User is consenting to the terms and conditions of the Getty Images License Agreement. (Photo by Tom Pennington/Getty Images)

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The Mavericks reportedly believed Luka Doncic’s sprained ankle was similar in severity to his previous sprained ankle. That injury sidelined him four games and 12 days.

With Dallas’ schedule more compressed, Doncic will miss more games now.

Mike Peasley of ESPN Dallas:

Dallas’ upcoming schedule:


  • at Rockets tonight
  • vs. Hawks on Saturday
  • at Pacers on Monday
  • vs. Grizzlies on Wednesday
  • at Wizards on Friday Feb. 7
  • at Hornets on Saturday Feb. 8

The Mavericks have just two additional games before All-Star break:


  • vs. Jazz on Monday Feb. 10
  • vs. Kings on Wednesday Feb. 12

I wouldn’t be shocked if Doncic sits those two and gets an extended rest. Or he could play to get his feet under him then before Rising Stars and the All-Star Game.

Either way, Dallas will miss its best player for a bit.