Dallas Mavericks news: Harrison Barnes to return in Toronto and more

Dallas Mavericks forward Harrison Barnes hopes to make his season debut on Friday in Toronto against the Raptors and more news.

The Dallas Mavericks had an absolutely ugly loss on Wednesday evening.  They ran out to a fast start and led the Atlanta Hawks by 26 points in the second quarter before collapsing.  The Hawks ultimately won 111-104 in a game that left Mavs scratching their heads.

The team is without three key rotation players, though.  Let take a look at some news regarding each of those men.

Barnes hopes to return Friday

Harrison Barnes is back at practice, and the Mavericks need their leading scorer for two straight seasons back on the court.  That day could be the next game according to Marc J. Spears.

Devin Harris out Friday

Mavs veteran guard Devin Harris will be out a little longer with his hamstring injury.  Dwain Price sent out the following Tweet before Wednesday’s game.

Dirk and Vince Carter pregame

Former Maverick Vince Carter now plays for the Atlanta Hawks.  He and Dirk are the two oldest active NBA players.  They were interviewed together on the ESPN broadcast of Wednesday’s game that is worth checking out below courtesy of the official NBA Twitter account.

Mavericks news and notes from around FanSided

Luka Doncic highlights from loss to the Hawks [The Smoking Cuban- Tyler Watts]

Time for Wesley Matthews to hand over the reins [The Smoking Cuban- Kohl Rast]

Mavs at Hawks game recap [The Smoking Cuban- Kohl Rast]

Rumors: Mavs still interested in Jimmy Butler [The Smoking Cuban- Tyler Watts]

Mavs news and notes from around the internet

Harrison Barnes to return on Friday barring no setbacks [Dallas Morning News- Eddie Sefko]

Dallas’ love affair with Luka Doncic has already begun [The Ringer- Jonathan Tjarks]

What Mavs made clear in ‘embarrassing’ collapse and loss to Hawks [Dallas Morning News- Eddie Sefko]

Luka Doncic shows the underappreciated importance of the ‘last step’ [SB Nation- Mike Prada]

The Smoking Cuban looks forward to bringing fans another edition of the Dallas Mavericks news, but until then thank you for reading it on our website.