Seth Curry Suffers a Stress Reaction in His Left Tibia
Dallas Mavericks fans were met with unfortunate news this Saturday as it was revealed starting guard, Seth Curry, will be out indefinitely with a stress reaction in his left tibia.
As our own Isaac Harris reported on Saturday, Seth Curry is officially out with a leg injury and there is no set timetable for his return. Curry will be medically re-evaluated weekly. This is a tough blow to a team looking to build off of last year by trying to enter the Western Conference playoff conversation.
It’s an even tougher blow for Curry who had a break out season last year and was coming into the 2017-2018 poised to start for Rick Carlisle. Curry is also in a contract year and is expecting a major pay-raise at the end of the year, this unfortunately complicates those hopes at this stage of the year.
Rick Carlisle will have to make a tough decision on what the starting lineup will look like going forward. He can either continue to go small and move Yogi Ferrell into Curry’s shooting guard role, or he can move Wes Matthews, Harrison Barnes, and Dirk Nowitzki down a position and insert bouncy center Nerlens Noel into the starting lineup.
While many may assume starting someone with Noel’s obvious talent is the prudent move, my money is on Carlisle continuing to hide Dirk at center on the defensive end and starting the speedster Ferrell. Time will tell how the injury will re-shape the starting lineup and bench rotation.
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Here’s to wishing Seth Curry a speedy recovery so we can get back to watching him effortlessly swish three-pointers with that big smile he always seems to sport on his face. Keep smiling Seth, you’ll be back on the court again before you know it. Until then, the Mavs will have their work cut out for them.