While summer pickup games are far from the real thing, MacMahon noted that Doncic has "often been the best player on the court" in contests that include current Mavericks, a well as local products like the Spurs' LaMarcus Aldridge. MacMahon went to state that Doncic is "not in great shape by NBA standards," which may be a bit of a concern, but shouldn't be overly surprising given that Doncic took several weeks off following the conclusion of the EuroLeague season in late-June. Expectations are justifiably high for Doncic, who's arguably the most accomplished European player to ever come to the NBA, and it remains to be seen how he'll be utilized by a Mavs team simultaneously developing second-year point guard Dennis Smith, Jr.
Donic will not play in summer league per a mutual decision with the Mavericks, freelance reporter David Pick reports.
Doncic's buyout with Real Madrid is complete, and he is set to officially be a member of the Mavericks, but given that the European star has just wrapped up his historic season overseas, the team is going to give the rookie some time to rest. Expect Doncic to be ready to go for the start of training camp later on this summer.
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