Mavericks news: Christian Wood meets fans, Josh Green injury update, more

Dallas Mavericks, Christian Wood
Dallas Mavericks, Christian Wood / Troy Taormina-USA TODAY Sports

Dallas Mavericks big man Christian Wood helped the team kick off their Winter Warm-up Drive with Raising Canes on Dec. 4 by signing autographs and meeting fans. The Mavs will have donation boxes inside the American Airlines Center where fans can drop off coats, hats, scarves, socks, and blankets to help those in need.

MFFLs were excited to meet C-Wood, and there was a long line at the event. The Mavs big man was excited about the event, and he is enjoying his time with the team. Wood is playing arguably the best basketball of his career right now, and he is hoping to sign an extension to stay in Dallas.

One Mavericks fan even got fired from her job to meet Christian Wood on Wednesday. See the interaction below.

Fans should donate to the Winter Warm-up Drive as proceeds benefit the Austin Street Center.

More Mavericks news

Josh Green was spotted working out on the practice court on Wednesday. He will miss his 14th consecutive game with an elbow sprain on Thursday night when the Mavs host the Boston Celtics. After practice, head coach Jason Kidd said Green is still not doing contact, which means he is at least one week away from returning to the court.

Soccer star Toni Kroos celebrated his 33rd birthday on Wednesday with a Luka Doncic-themed cake that celebrated the 23-year-old superstar's never before seen performance against the Knicks.

NBA news

Stephen Curry is nearing a return for the Golden State Warriors. He will have his shoulder re-evaluated on Saturday, and the team believes he will be able to return on Jan. 13 as the Warriors begin a six-game road trip.

The Dallas Mavericks have the current longest winning streak in the NBA after Chicago Bulls defeated the Brooklyn Nets on Wednesday night. Kevin Durant and company had won 12 straight before losing 121-112 in Chicago.

Luka Doncic is on an incredible run right now, but can he continue it on Thursday night against the Celtics? Be sure to tune into TNT or head out to the American Airlines Center to find out.

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