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Dallas Mavericks: Cedric Ceballos offers positive update in COVID battle

Dallas Mavericks, Cedric Ceballos, A. C. Green
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The Dallas Mavericks traded for Cedric Ceballos in 1998 as the 28-year-old was looking for additional playing time. He found it in Dallas and played well despite being limited by injuries over the next two and half seasons. Ceballos averaged 16.1 points and 6.6 rebounds in 29.6 minutes per over 94 career games with Dallas. The Mavs traded Ceballos to the Pistons in 2000 before his final NBA season.

The former All-Star did not play with the Mavericks long, but he was there for the early days with Dirk Nowitzki. Ceballos’ time in Dallas was at the tail end of their decade-long playoff drought. He was traded before the Mavs returned to the postseason and went on the best run in team history. Still, he had a significant impact on the franchise.

Cedric Ceballos is back with the Mavericks a television analysis, but he is currently struggling. Fans know he revealed his serious battle with COVID-19 on Sept. 7, and the former Maverick offered an update on Sept. 13. Let us take a closer look.

Former Dallas Mavericks forward Cedric Ceballos offers health update

Ceballos noted he is COVID-19 free, but his health issues persist. See his Tweet below for more details.

The 52-year-old is struggling. He contracted COVID-19 in late August and continues fighting over two weeks later. Dallas Mavericks owner Mark Cuban said it best on Twitter on Monday.

Here is to wishing Cedric Ceballos a speedy recovery. It is a reminder that the pandemic ranges on and fans should take precautions. Keep Ceballos in your thoughts and prayers as he goes through a difficult time. Hopefully, he is back on the Dallas Mavericks broadcast for opening night offering that analysis and humor fans love.

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