Mavericks' Luka Dončić Enters COVID Protocols


COVID-19 continues to wreak havoc on the NBA as ESPN’s Adrian Wojnarowski reports that Mavericks guard, Luka Dončić, is now in the league’s health and safety protocols.

Dončić hasn’t played since Dec. 10 due to an ankle injury, but it looked like he was close to returning to the team in the coming days. Now, with Dončić in league protocols, the Mavericks will have to carry on without him a bit longer. Dallas is 3-2 since his injury, but it’ll face a stiff challenge when it hosts the Milwaukee Bucks on Thursday night.

Backup point guard, Jalen Brunson, will continue to handle the point guard duties in Dončić’s absence. The Villanova product is having his best season in the league as he’s posting career-high numbers with 15.3 points, 5.2 assists, and 3.9 rebounds per game. Furthermore, Brunson trails only Dončić and Kristaps Porziņģis on the team in player efficiency rating (18.78).

Thus, if you’re looking for an under-the-radar player to add to your fantasy roster, Brunson should be near the very top of your list.

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