DALLAS -– If timing is everything, then this is not a bad time for Dallas Mavericks center Brandan Wright to incur an injury.
At least that’s what his coach is saying.
Wright sustained a small, non-displaced fracture to his left shoulder during practice Tuesday. Following an MRI conducted Thursday, the Mavs ruled Wright will be out indefinitely.
“If it’s going to happen this isn’t the worst time,’’ coach Rick Carlisle said after Friday's practice at American Airlines Center. “He’s got a little time to heal.
“It could have been a lot worst.’’
The way Carlisle sees it, the best time for a player to have an injury is during the meaningless preseason portion of the schedule. That’s because having a player for preseason is nowhere near important as having him for the regular season or for the playoffs.
As for when he believes Wright will be available to play again, Carlisle said: “We’ll let you guys know weekly kind of where it's at because that’s when he’ll be evaluated after today.
"He’s upbeat about it. We’ve got to keep pressing forward with the guys we have available.’’
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