Dallas Mavericks: Dennis Smith Jr. injury update and best dunks

Dallas Mavericks Dennis Smith Jr. (Photo by Ronald Martinez/Getty Images)
Dallas Mavericks Dennis Smith Jr. (Photo by Ronald Martinez/Getty Images) /

Dallas Mavericks starting point guard Dennis Smith Jr. returned to practice on Nov. 26 after missing time with a wrist injury plus a look at his best dunk.

The Dallas Mavericks were without Dennis Smith Jr. in their win over the Boston Celtics. A wrist injury was the culprit for the second year point guard. It was not the first time he was bothered by it either.

DSJ had the wrist taped up in the prior game against Nets. He was limited to 19 minutes in that contest including missing most of the stretch run because of the injury. Smith Jr. had just four points, two assists, and a steal against Brooklyn.

Things are looking better for the Mavericks building block, though. He returned to practice on Monday. Afterward here is what Coach Carlisle had to say courtesy of Dwain Price.

The Mavs practice again on Tuesday, so that will be an important day in determining the status of Smith Jr. Right now, he looks on track to play in Dallas next game on Nov. 28 against the Houston Rockets.

Chris Paul missed the Rockets last game, so having DSJ back could do wonders for the Mavs chances of securing a victory. Keep an eye on practice reports from Tuesday to see how Smith Jr. is progressing.


Dennis Smith Jr. celebrated his 21st birthday on Nov. 25. Happy belated goes out to him. For his special day, the team put together a nearly three minute highlight video of DSJ’s best dunks. Fans are not going to want to miss this courtesy of the Mavs official Twitter.

Smith Jr. may be the best dunker in the NBA and watching him slam one home is always exciting. Expect a few more highlight reel jams from the point guard this season.

Final thoughts

Dallas Mavericks starting point guard Dennis Smith Jr. appears to be on track to play against the Rockets after a wrist injury caused him to miss one game. Coach Carlisle gave no assurances so continue to monitor the reports as the game draws closer.

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Also, Happy belated Birthday goes out to DSJ. He turned 21 a few days back. The young point guard has made massive improvements in his game already, and things should only continue to improve for 21-year-old. Mavericks fans should be ecstatic about the team’s future.