The Athletic alleges a rift between Dallas Mavericks and Luka Dončić

According to a new report from The Athletic, “multiple team sources” are concerned about the long-term future of franchise guard Luka Dončić with the Dallas Mavericks.

And according to the report, the issues stem from a reported rift between Dončić and de-facto GM Haralabos Voulgaris.

According to the report:

He doesn’t know how to talk to people,” that same source says.

That’s best exemplified by Dallas’ franchise player disliking him.
Multiple league and team sources tell The Athletic that Voulgaris has been the most influential voice within the Mavericks front office since joining the team, either initiating or approving virtually every transaction made over the past two seasons. Those same sources add that Voulgaris has frequently gone as far as scripting the starting lineups and rotations for longtime head coach Rick Carlisle.

Meanwhile, Doncic is on-record as saying he will be signing his supermax contract that will pay him about $201.5 million over five seasons.

– – Quotes via The Athletic Link