The Dallas Mavericks are on a roll. They have won six of their last seven games to climb to seven games over .500. There was a time where that seemed impossible. The Mavericks were dealing with COVID issues as they sank to 8-13. Fans feared the team would miss the playoffs and be forced to blow it up. Dallas has rebounded and added two pieces at the deadline to improve their roster.
Sharpshooter J.J. Redick has yet to play for the Mavericks. The veteran guard is recovering from a heel injury that has sidelined him since March 3. Redick is making progress in his recovery, though.
Fans may not have to wait much longer to see the 6’3 guard in action. Here is a look at the latest on his injury recovery.
Dallas Mavericks guard J.J. Redick completes full practice: Could return Monday
Here is what head coach Rick Carlisle had to say after Saturday’s practice about Redick, courtesy of Brad Townsend.
The Mavericks have four consecutive nationally televised games after Sunday’s showdown with the rival San Antonio Spurs. They are just one game out of sixth in the Western Conference, an important position this season with the expanded play-in. The Mavs need all the reinforcements they can get to secure a playoff spot down the stretch.
Expect Redick to give the Mavericks offense a boost. He is a career 41.5 percent 3-point shooter that excels in catch and shoot situations. Fans know superstar Luka Doncic never misses an open teammate. Redick should make Dallas even more dangerous over the final 20 games of the regular season and into the playoffs.
The veteran guard also gives the Mavs a replacement for Seth Curry, who was traded to Philadelphia in the offseason. Do not be surprised to see Dallas near the top of the offensive rankings down the stretch.
Stay tuned for updates on the veteran guard. He appears close to making his Dallas Mavericks debut. Fans will not want to miss that, so keep it locked to The Smoking Cuban for all the latest.