The Mavericks asked Doncic to lose weight and ‘he’s training non-stop’

The weight of the Slovenian point guard, who is preparing for the World Cup, is once again making people talk

The weight of Luka Doncic. A recurring issue every summer. And this could not be different. The Slovenian point guard is training with a view to the World Cup that will be held between August 25 and September 10 in Japan, Indonesia and the Philippines. But he’s also trying to heed the recommendation the Mavericks gave him at the end of the season: Lose weight.




According to ‘The Athletic’, the Dallas franchise asked his star to take care of his physique during the summer to try to lose even the weight that is considered ideal for him, estimated at about 104 kilos. Between that and his desire to shine at the Worlds, it seems Doncic has gotten serious about working with his personal trainer.

“He is training like crazy. He has never trained so hard,” Matej Erjavec, president of the Slovenian Basketball Federation, said this summer. In June, the point guard appeared in an image on social networks together with soccer player Nikola Jovicevic and he did look more stylish.

A few weeks have passed since then and he has also enjoyed free time. He will have to check in the friendlies of his selection if he has maintained that figure. The Slovenian team played the first of their preparation matches on Tuesday, beating China 75-73, but Luka did not participate.

Ever since he arrived in the NBA, Doncic’s weight has been a topic of conversation. This same season, the former player and now commentator Reggie Miller assured that “Luka has to get in better shape. The Mavericks have to run more and when Luka is on the track, they can’t play fast. If he’s in better shape and can play fast, They will put more pressure on the opposing team.”

Despite this possible overweight, the point guard finished the season with averages of 32.4 points, 8.6 rebounds and 8.0 assists, being part of the best quintet and being selected for the All Star for the fourth time. However, the Mavericks finished in eleventh place in the West with a record of 38-44 and blatantly renouncing to dispute the play-in.