Luka Doncic has been a man possessed ever since his Dallas Mavericks got a taste of what it feels like to almost make the NBA Finals.
Unlike summers past where he has allowed himself to get fat and out of shape, Doncic has continuously worked on his body thus far in the offseason – to tremendous results.
The photos of how skinny he has looked on vacation speak for themselves.
As does the impact his new physique has had on his game. Doncic has been killing it in international play so far this summer, and this week was no exception.
In a friendly between Slovenia and Turkey, Doncic went off to the tune of 23 points, 10 rebounds and 5 assists.
The highlights largely speak for themselves:
Luka Doncic put on a show in friendly vs. Turkey 🔥
— ClutchPoints (@ClutchPointsApp) August 12, 2022
Goran Dragic sinks Turkey with an amazing stepback in crunch time 🔥🇸🇮
— BasketNews (@BasketNews_com) August 12, 2022
When it was all said and done, Slovenia prevailed 104-103.
It’s easy to forget that Doncic is just 23 years old. He has barely scratched the surface of his potential as a basketball player and what he can ultimately accomplish with the Mavericks.
And while losing Jalen Brunson will inevitably hurt Dallas to some degree, the addition of Christian Wood should pay massive dividends.
— Game 7 (@game7__) August 12, 2022
Last year Doncic led the Mavs to the NBA Western Conference Finals.
Are the NBA Finals within reach this year?
Time will tell.
A graduate from the University of Texas, Anthony Amador has been credentialed to cover the Houston Texans, Dallas Cowboys, San Antonio Spurs, Dallas Mavericks and high school games all over the Lone Star State. Currently, his primary beats are the NBA, MLB, NFL and UFC.