Dallas Mavericks news: Luka Doncic misses practice and more

Dallas Mavericks Luka Doncic (Photo by Ronald Martinez/Getty Images)
Dallas Mavericks Luka Doncic (Photo by Ronald Martinez/Getty Images) /

Dallas Mavericks rookie Luka Doncic missed practice on Nov. 4 with a sprained ankle and more Mavs news from around the web.

The Dallas Mavericks are searching for answers.  They have lost six straight games and are facing a tough back-to-back on Tuesday and Wednesday.  The Mavs need a win to get their season back on track.

The injury news was not positive from Sunday’s practice either.  Mavericks rookie sensation Luka Doncic missed the workout with a sore right ankle.  Here is Coach Carlisle explaining the injury courtesy of the Mavs official Twitter.

Dallas practices again on Monday, and it will be worth monitoring the status of both Doncic and Devin Harris.  Harris could return against the Wizards for his first game since opening night.  The Mavericks need to have some better luck in the injury department to break out of their funk.

Dirk update

Coach Carlisle also gave a small update on the status of legend Dirk Nowitzki as he makes his way back from ankle surgery.  Check it out below courtesy of Dwain Price.

Definitely, not the news fans wanted to hear.  Nowitzki was spotted running on the treadmill, so it will be interesting to see when the future Hall of Famer can return to game action.  Dirk will make an impact any time he is on the court, so the Mavericks cannot wait to get him back.  Stay tuned for more information as it becomes available.

Mavericks news and notes from around FanSided

Pros and Cons for Wesley Matthews this season [The Smoking Cuban- Lance Roberson]

Mavs makes and misses from week 3 [The Smoking Cuban- Ben Zajdel]

Mavs news and notes from around the internet

Coach Carlisle addresses postgame exchange between Wesley Matthews and Donnie Nelson  [Dallas Morning News- Eddie Sefko]

Mavericks in danger of falling into the abyss, but they have a way out [Dallas Morning News- Eddie Sefko]

Fans and reporters just cannot get enough Luka [Mavs.com- Dwain Price]

Zach Lowe’s weekly top-ten: Luka Doncic makes the list [ESPN- Zach Lowe]

Luka Doncic is the Mavs best scorer. Next

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