LUKA GETS A VISIT FROM ONE OF THE BEST ATHLETIC TRAINERS
After Luka Dončić had a visit from Mavericks head coach Rick Carlisle, assistant Jamahl Mosely and Dwight Powell in his native Slovenia a week ago, another important member of the Dallas Mavericks came to Slovenia. Casey Smith is one of the best athletic trainers in the NBA, he is known as the LeBron James of NBA trainers.
Smith has been on the training staff of the USA Basketball Men’s National Team for the World Championships in 2006 and ’10, and the Olympics in ’08 and ’12.
Smith came to Dallas from Phoenix 16 years ago. In his long career he worked alongside with one of the world’s best players like NBA Kevin Durant, Damian Lillard, James Harden and many more. Smith came to Slovenia to help Luka with intense physical training and made an assessment about Luka’s physical condition.