Dallas Mavericks Star Luka Dončić Spoke Out About Rumors Of Him Demanding A Trade

Dallas Mavericks guard Luka Doncic

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There’s no arguing that Luka Dončić is one of the NBA’s best players and brightest stars. The fifth-year guard looks like he is headed for his fourth straight All-NBA first-team selection, an incredible feat at just 24 years old.

He had a monster season. Luka Dončić averaged a career-high 32.4 points per game to go along with 8.6 assists and 7.8 rebounds per contest. And, he did it in a year that was his most efficient shooting year so far, coming in at 49.6/34.2/74.4 splits shooting.

But, from a team perspective, the season was a disaster. The Dallas Mavericks, who made the Western Conference Finals a year ago, never really got it going this year. Still, when the calendar turned to February, the Mavericks were in fourth place in the Western Conference, very much in the hunt for a trip to the finals and possible championship. But, an ill-fated trade for Kyrie Irving on February 6 sent their season into a tailspin. Since the day of the trade, the team struggled to a pathetic 13-19 pace. This ultimately led to the team missing the postseason altogether, and Luka Dončić and his teammates participating in a humiliating tank job at the end of the season in hopes to keep their top-ten protected first round pick instead of sending it to the New York Knicks.

Over the weekend, rumors of Luka possibly seeking a trade came to light.

But, after the Mavericks ended their season with an embarrassing 138-117 loss, the superstar spoke out about those rumors, and denied them reverently.

That sounds like a pretty strong denial. But, if the Mavericks don’t improve and surround him with talent that can win a title, it would make sense for him to demand a trade.

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Garrett Carr is a recent graduate of Penn State University and a BroBible writer who focuses on NFL, College Football, MLB, and he currently resides in Pennsylvania.