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Report: Mavericks star Luka Doncic flies home to Slovenia

Mavericks star Luka Doncic

DALLAS, TX - MARCH 8: Luka Doncic #77 of the Dallas Mavericks looks on during the game against the Indiana Pacers on March 8, 2020 at the American Airlines Center 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. Mandatory Copyright Notice: Copyright 2020 NBAE (Photo by Glenn James/NBAE via Getty Images)

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If the NBA resumes play in a bubble, there will be complications as everyone arrives at a central location. Of course, everyone must get there first.

That won’t necessarily be simple for international players like Luka Doncic.

Ramona Shelburne of ESPN:

Foreign-born players such as the Dallas Mavericks’ Luka Doncic, who flew home on a private jet to Slovenia after the NBA shutdown, according to sources, will have to fly back to the United States and then quarantine.

It’s one thing knowing Sekou Doumbouya returned to France. He’s a backup on the lottery-bound Pistons. Even if the NBA resumes, Detroit might be finished.

Doncic is the best player on the Mavericks, who are in playoff position. They’d almost certainly have games if the NBA restarts it season.

The United States has travel restrictions from Europe amid the coronavirus pandemic. Resources and connections could help bring Doncic back stateside, but this is yet another complication for the NBA.