Mark Cuban pushes back on rumors Luka Doncic is out of shape

Dallas Mavericks star Luka Doncic
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Dallas Mavericks star Luka Doncic has faced some criticism since he came to the NBA about his ability to stay in shape. Now, after more than three months off due to the COVID-19 pandemic, Mavericks owner Mark Cuban is making it clear fans have nothing to worry about.

Mark Cuban: Luka Doncic is working out, keeping in shape

As the NBA’s resumption of the 2019-’20 season nears, many in Dallas are excited about Luka Doncic’s return and the chance to see the Mavericks in the playoffs. When Doncic’s trainer admitted the NBA star wasn’t in the best shape, though, many in Dallas started to worry.

Fortunately, Mark Cuban put those concerns to rest on Friday. During an appearance on “The Dan Patrick Show”, Cuban said he is keeping in touch with Doncic and his workout routine. Now with just over a month before players report to Orlando, Doncic is keeping himself in shape.


It’s great news for the Mavericks, especially since Doncic will be returning at full health. While he continued to play at an MVP-caliber level, the 21-year-old was limited by a thumb injury and ankle issues this season. It limited some of his effectiveness on the court, but he still averaged 29.3 points, 82 rebounds and 8.3 assists in March before the NBA suspended its season.

If Doncic and Kristaps Porzingis are healthy, the Mavericks will be a sneaky contender when the NBA season resumes in Orlando.