Rick Carlisle on what has impressed him the most about Luka Doncic

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Antonis Stroggylakis

02/Nov/18 17:08


There are some aspects on Luka Doncic’s game that came as a more than pleasant surprise to Rick Carlisle.

By George Efkarpides/ info@eurohoops.net

Rick Carlisle had obviously studied Luka Doncic’s game thoroughly before the Dallas Mavericks drafted the Slovenian wunderkind this year. Still, it wasn’t until he actually began coaching Doncic, that he discovered there are far more to the 19-year-old player than meets the eye, particularly when it comes to his physical skills.

“To me, the thing about him that doesn’t come out in films from the games in Europe and other international places, is his strength and quickness for a young kid,” Carlslile said when asked by Eurohoops what has been the most pleasant surprise regarding Doncic, so far.

“For a 19-year-old, he’s got a really unusual combination of size, speed, and deceptive quickness. He’s having to adapt his game to the NBA and there are certain challenges in doing that. But he’s on a good track,” Carlisle added.

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