Mavs' Luka Doncic Vocal Regarding the NBA's Playoff Setup

Luka Doncic of the Dallas Mavericks is one of the shining superstars in the NBA and he's not afraid to speak his mind. The Mavs point guard was recently asked about his thoughts about the NBA's playoff play-in tournament and needless to say he was quite candid.

Doncic spoke to ESPN's Tim MacMahon and had this to say about the postseason set up:

I don't understand the idea of a play-in. You play 72 games to get into the playoffs, then maybe you lose two in a row and you're out of the playoffs. So, I don't see the point of that. We're just trying to get to the sixth spot. I think that's our goal right now. Maybe even (higher) than the sixth spot.

Because of the pandemic the league changed the playoff set up to make it 'fair' but some were quite surprised to see them carry it over into this season. For those who don't know, teams that finish seventh through 10th in each conference will participate in the play-in. The seventh- and eighth-placed finishers face off to determine the No. 7 seed. Whichever team loses will face the winner between the ninth- and 10th-placed clubs for the eighth and final playoff spot.

Whoever matches up against the Mavericks are going to be facing a motivated bunch. Here's highlights from the Mavericks matchup from Monday against the Philadelphia 76ers.

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