The Dallas Mavericks may benefit significantly from a wrist injury suffered by Jazz forward Bojan Bogdanovic that will end his 2019-2020 season.
The Dallas Mavericks were in an enviable position when the NBA suspended play. They had just defeated the playoff-bound Denver Nuggets for their 40th win of the season. The Mavs sit seventh in the Western Conference, but 10.5 games ahead of the ninth-seeded Portland Trail Blazers. They virtually had a playoff spot locked up.
It was a year of improvement for Dallas. Luka Doncic went from special young talent to bona fide superstar this season. Kristaps Porzingis gives the Mavericks a second young star to build the roster around. Numerous role players had career years with Doncic feeding them the ball.
The Mavs only played 67 games before the suspension but had seven more wins than they did all of last season. It was going to be the first taste of playoff basketball for Doncic, Porzingis, and the young Mavericks.
Nobody is sure if they will get that chance now. The novel coronavirus put a halt to the schedule on March 11. Over two months have passed, and there is still no plan on returning to play. The NBA is working on it, but it will soon become a race against the clock. The league has a 2020-2021 season to worry about at some point.
There is optimism that the 2019-2020 campaign will crown a champion later this summer. We are all staying tuned for updates.
Adrian Wojnarowski broke the news on Monday that Utah Jazz forward Bojan Bogdanovic will undergo season-ending wrist surgery. That injury could impact the Dallas Mavericks significantly if play resumes. Let us take a look at how.