As the super-ultra-mega important stretch run centers on game number 75 with the Mavericks hosting the Golden State Warriors, one team will not be at full strength.
Andrew Bogut‘s career as an elite big held back by injuries continues to be held back by injuries. Bogut will miss tonight’s game after injuring his pelvis last Friday against the Memphis Grizzlies. He did not travel with team.
David Lee did, but is listed as doubtful for this crucial game with a hamstring injury.
— Marc Stein (@ESPNSteinLine) April 1, 2014
ESPN’s Marc Stein via ESPN Dallas writer Tim MacMahon reported today that according to Mavericks General Manager, the Mavericks will “absolutely” be bringing back starting center Samuel Dalembert next season.
The “Haitian Roller Coaster Ride” signed a two-year contract this off-season with the Mavs but year two was only partially guaranteed. It appears as if it will be fully guaranteed and Sammy D will either be the starting center once more or a backup center to an upgrade. Hopefully the latter.
In any matter Dalembert has averaged 7.8 points and 7.8 rebounds per game since the start of February, distancing himself from early season inconsistencies and…not showing up to practice.
“If we can get him to show up on time to practice, that’ll be a step in the right direction,” Nelson said.
The Dallas Mavericks host the Golden State Warriors tonight at 7:30 on TXA 21. Golden State, 6th, leads Dallas, 7th, by 1.5 games.
Late night talk show host Conan O’Brien is in Dallas this week, and last night he had a very, very special guest. You might recognize him.