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.