Carlisle Gives Update On Doncic' Contract; Says He Could Play In Summer League

Josh Clark
July 05, 2018 - 10:56 am
Luka Doncic

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DALLAS (105.3 The Fan) - Luka Doncic and the Dallas Mavericks have yet to come to an agreement on his rookie contract because he hasn't reached a buyout with his former team. 

Mavericks head coach Rick Carlisle told reporters before summer league practice on Thursday that Doncic and Real Madrid had work to do before Doncic can move forward with his new team. 

"We're getting close to getting those things done, but we're not there yet," Carlisle said. "He has not had a live practice yet, but he will be in Vegas. He's going to continue to ramp up his workload and their remains a possibility that he could play. But to what percentage I could guarantee that, I just can't. I'm not going to go there."

Doncic has been doing individual workouts with the Mavs coaching staff while his contract situation gets resolved. 

"I wasn't able to train with the team because of some of the paperwork (not being done), so I did some shooting," the European star said Tuesday. "I think it's coming today or tomorrow so that I can practice with the team."

When asked if Doncic was planning on playing in the summer league, he said he might play in a game but it's up to the coaching staff. 

Doncic completed his club's season on June 27, so the Mavs won't be in any hurry to throw him into a meaningless summer league game.