X-rays on Devin Harris' ankle and knee are negative after his leg was rolled over by Timberwolves center Nikola Pekovic with 2:44 left in the fourth quarter of the Mavericks game against Minnesota. He left the game and didn't return, but was walking with only a small limp in the locker room.
"He hit the top of my leg first," Harris said afterwards. "I was trying to squeeze my leg out of there and he just kind of caught it at an awkward angle and twisted it up."
Rajon Rondo has already been ruled out for the next couple games dealing with an orbital and nasal fracture, and when he will return is as yet uncertain. If Harris can't go against the Warriors on Wednesday and/or the Kings on Thursday, that leaves the Mavericks with only Raymond Felton and J.J. Barea as pure point guard options. Obviously Monta could be played in that role as well, but if Harris is out for any period of time, the Mavs could also look to sign someone to a 10-day contract for a little depth at the position.
"If I can [play through it], I will," he said. "Obviously if I can't, I can't. Just got to see how it is tomorrow, see how it responds."
Absent some sort of short-term signing, at the very least this means Ricky Ledo, who was called back up from the Legends, suddenly could be important.
The Mavericks travel to Golden State on Wednesday, where they'll face one of the league's best -- if not the best -- point guards in Stephen Curry.
"It's just great to be in the West," Harris said, smiling. "It's a different challenge every night."