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How LaMarcus Aldridge’s injury impacts Dallas Mavericks in NBA Orlando

Dallas Mavericks LaMarcus Aldridge (Photo by Ronald Martinez/Getty Images)
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How LaMarcus Aldridge’s season-ending injury impacts the Dallas Mavericks

The Dallas Mavericks will soon be back training together in preparation for the NBA’s restart. The league suspended play because of the novel coronavirus on March 11. They have a plan in place to finish up the 2019-2020 season.

22 teams will be invited to Orlando. The proceedings start with eight regular season games per organization. Then, a play-in for the eighth position in each conference will happen if the ninth-seeded team is within four games. The traditional playoffs featuring seven-game series will follow.

The Mavericks will be a key part of the restart. Their playoff spot is virtually locked up. The Mavs also have the opportunity to climb up significantly in the tightly packed Western Conference standings during the eight regular season games. Fans can read all about why the restart plan is perfect for the Mavericks here.

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News continues to trickle in as training camp 2.0 gets closers. Fans know Kevin Durant and Bojan Bogdanovic have both been ruled out for the season. Other players will join them as the restart nears.

The San Antonio Spurs are also part of the NBA’s restart in Orlando. They are fighting to qualify for the postseason. San Antonio has made it 22 straight years.

The Spurs announced on July 8 that LaMarcus Aldridge is out for the season and will not play in Orlando. He is recovering from shoulder surgery. The seven-time All-Star being out has plenty of ripple effects.

Here is a look at how Aldridge missing the NBA’s restart impacts the Dallas Mavericks.

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