Doncic talks wrist injury and representing Slovenia: 'At some point, you want to be on a beach'

2022-09-26 17:37

Luka Doncic provided an update on his wrist injury and head stitches from EuroBasket: 'Way better now.'

Credit: FIBA
Credit FIBA

Luka Doncic started a media day conference with a funny question: "Oh, no chair this year?"

Unfortunately, the Dallas Mavericks superstar had to stand for 9 minutes straight but it was no problem for Luka at all, who is accepting every challenge throughout his basketball path.

Either it's guiding his country on the biggest international stage or being a one-man army in the Dallas franchise.

Having some days off, Doncic just returned to the Mavs following Slovenia's fiasco in FIBA EuroBasket 2022.

"I am feeling good. I was probably sleeping 13-14 hours a day but I am good now," stated the 23-year-old, who had a deep playoff run last season and two stints with the national team this off-season.

"You basically give up your summer to play for your country. At some point, you have to go to practice but you want to be on a beach somewhere, but I enjoyed every moment playing for my national team," Doncic added about his experience with the Slovenian NT.

He also admitted that his wrist injury and head stitches from EuroBasket are no longer a problem for him: "Way better now."

Later on, Doncic returned to the upcoming NBA season and confessed his main goal.

"We are trying to win a championship, that's our goal we are going to work on."

Moreover, the Slovenian wunderkind was asked about his contention for the MVP award.

"To be an MVP of this league - not a lot of people can say. But it's long progress. Hopefully, one day, I can win it. But let's see, first, you have to win it and then you can talk about that," Luka pointed out.

This past summer, Doncic demonstrated his new offensive weapon in his arsenal, the running hook. It was showcased during multiple friendly and World Cup European Qualifiers games.

 "I can't tell all my secrets," he responded when asked about a possible new hook shot and if it's going to be used next season.

After Luka Doncic finished his appearance in the press room, his teammates -- Dorian Finney-Smith and Spencer Dinwiddie -- took part in an event and had high praise for Mavs' front-runner.

"Luka is like a 'Grill Master' out here. He knows everything what's going on. He is controlling everything," Finney-smith told reporters.

"I am happy to be in Dallas and co-pilot with probably the Top 5 player in the NBA," Dinwiddie shared excitement to play with Luka.

Full Luka Doncic's conference:



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