Davis Bertans returns to practice: Remains out for Mavericks vs Clippers

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The Dallas Mavericks have been without Davis Bertans since the team’s Fan Jam on Oct. 1. His right knee started swelling up, and he was just not healthy enough to play. Bertans has had two ACL surgeries on that knee, so the team took a cautious approach to his rehab, and he is still working his way back to game action.

The 6’10 forward will miss his 13th straight game to open the season on Tuesday night when the Mavs host the LA Clippers, but there was some positive news on Monday for the first time since the regular season began.

Bertans got in work at practice, and fans can see some video courtesy of Callie Caplan. It was great to see him back on the court, but it will take some time before he is ready for game action.

Davis Bertans returns to practice: Remains out for Mavericks vs Clippers

Bertans is virtually starting from square one after missing six weeks with a knee injury. The team will ramp him up slowly, and it could still be a couple of weeks before Bertans is ready for game action.

Even when fully healthy, the 6’10 forward will be a change of pace option off the bench. He is an elite shooter that creates space on the floor, but he is limited defensively. Expect the Mavs to use him situationally as they look to exploit matchups and take advantage of defenses swarming Luka Doncic.

Davis Bertans is finally back on the court and working his way back from a knee injury that forced him out for six weeks. Give him a bit more time to get up to speed, but it won’t be long before he makes his season debut. He spent the summer working on his game, so it will be interesting to see what Bertans looks like when healthy.

Bertans is the only Maverick ruled out for Tuesday’s clash against the LA Clippers. There is still some bad blood after their back-to-back first round playoff matchups, so be sure to tune in and enjoy the show on Nov. 15.

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