NBA Rookie of the Year award winner Luka Doncic is working hard to have an even better season. The 20-year-old guard/forward’s condition has been a subject of quite a few debates.

After a summer conditioning program, Doncic is more fit and already feel faster than before. Which will make his defense better.

MAVS.COM: So how has the summer gone for you so far?

LUKA DONCIC: It was a different summer for me. It’s the first time I’ve had so many days off – actually, months. So it was great for me.

MAVS.COM: Millions of us saw that photo of you on social media where you posed with a flat stomach while holding your dog, Hugo. How much weight did you lose, because I heard you lost as much as 20 pounds?

LUKA: Yeah, but I didn’t check it. I just lost it, so I don’t have to worry about it, so that’s the key.

MAVS.COM: What has been the immediate results of the weight loss? And do you believe that’s going to help you going forward, especially on the defensive end of the floor.

LUKA: I would say I’m faster now. So (my defense is) going to get better, for sure.

In his debut season Doncic averaged 21.2 points, 7.8 rebounds and 6 assists per game.