clock menu more-arrow no yes

Filed under:

Devin Harris will miss at least 3 weeks with right big toe sprain

New, comments

Dallas will have to make due with just three primary ball-handlers for the season’s first 10 games or so.

NBA: Preseason-Dallas Mavericks at Denver Nuggets Isaiah J. Downing-USA TODAY Sports

The Mavericks will be without Devin Harris for at least three weeks, Rick Carlisle said at the team’s shootaround on Wednesday.

Harris will be in a walking boot for those three weeks with a right big toe sprain, and will be reevaluated at the end of it. The hope is he will be cleared to play afterwards, but that is not guaranteed. The Mavericks play 10 games between now and Nov. 16, which is the duration of that three-week span.

The injury puts a small strain on the Mavericks’ ball-handling guards. Dallas will start Deron Williams and play plenty of J.J. Barea and Seth Curry without Harris available, but there’s not really any other options beyond those three. In that sense, it’s a little surprising the team opted to keep Dorian Finney-Smith over ball-handling guard Jonathan Gibson during training camp.

Of course, Harris has played mostly off the ball during his time with Dallas. Either way, a lot of pressure now falls on the healthy trio of point guards Dallas has.