Mavericks guard Devin Harris will be in a walking boot for the next three weeks as he recovers from a toe sprain that head coach Rick Carlisle refers to as “significant.” Harris will be re-evaluated after three weeks, writes Eddie Sefko of The Dallas Morning News.
Harris, 33, played both point guard and shooting guard for the Mavericks off the bench last season, averaging 20.0 minutes per contest in 64 regular season games for the team. Although his left big toe has been surgically repaired twice, his latest injury is to his right big toe.
“We’re going to be without him for a while,” Carlisle said. “So we’ll need the other guys to step up. But we feel like he’s got a chance to come out of this OK.”
While Harris’ absence figures to extend into at least late November, if not beyond that, the Mavs likely won’t need to make a roster move to address their backcourt depth. In addition to Harris and starter Deron Williams, the team is also carrying point guards J.J. Barea and Seth Curry, who should be capable of sharing backup duties while Harris recovers. Curry also figures to see some time at the two.