Dallas Mavericks wing Josh Green suffered an elbow injury in the Dec. 9 game loss to the Bucks. He still played 26 minutes and nothing looked off. Fans thought he was being rested on the second night of a back-to-back when he missed the contest against the Bulls, but Green’s elbow has kept him sidelined since.
The 22-year-old will miss at least six more games as he told Callie Caplan of the Dallas Morning News that he is targeting a return at some point after the calendar flips to 2023. Green has already missed six contests and his absence will be approaching one month by the time he returns to the floor.
Josh Green’s absence has opened up playing time for Kemba Walker, who has shined. Kemba’s health is a concern, but the Mavericks need him to contribute until Green returns to the lineup.
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Facundo Campazzo signed a multi-year deal with Crvena Zvezda on Dec. 19. The veteran signed with the Mavericks just before the season, and he was released in late November to make room for Kemba Walker. He will be back in the EuroLeague after Real Madrid failed to match his new team’s offer sheet.
Damian Lillard became the Portland Trail Blazers’ all-time leading scorer on Monday night as he passed Clyde Drexler. The 32-year-old point guard has now scored 18.048 points in his career, and he has shown no signs of slowing down. Lillard has no interest in leaving Portland, and he should set the bar quite high moving forward.
Chuma Okeke had knee surgery on Monday that will keep him out for at least one month. The young Magic are led by former Mavericks assistant coach Jamahl Mosley, and they will miss the talented forward as they look to be headed toward the lottery for the third straight year.
The Dallas Mavericks have a rematch with the Timberwolves in Minnesota on Wednesday night. How will Luka Doncic bounce back from Monday’s ejection? Rudy Gobert will likely be back for Minnesota, so how will that change the game? Tune in to find out.