The Dallas Mavericks may be getting star Luka Doncic back even sooner than expected. Head coach Rick Carlisle said on Friday that he could come back before the All-Star break.
Per Mike Peasley of ESPN, Carlisle said “there is hope” that Doncic will be back before then and noted the second-year star is “progressing well.”
Doncic suffered an ankle injury during practice just over a week ago, and at the time of the injury the Mavericks were hopeful the injury would be manageable and that he’d return soon. An MRI determined it was a “moderate sprain,” so he escaped any major damage.
Prior to injuring his ankle, Doncic was having a phenomenal season for Dallas, averaging 28.8 points, 9.5 rebounds and 8.7 assists.