DALLAS -- Brandan Wright said he likely will see his first action of the season Saturday night when the Dallas Mavericks host the Milwaukee Bucks at 7:30 at American Airlines Center.
The Mavs' center played in the preseason opener against New Orleans, then suffered a small non-displaced fracture of his left shoulder during an Oct. 8 practice session. Since then, Wright has gone through a litany of treatment sessions in an effort to get his shoulder back up to speed.
"If everything goes well tomorrow I should be able to go (Saturday),'' Wright said after today's practice. "I feel alright.
"(My rhythm) is a little bit off, but you only can get that back by playing. It's a perfect opportunity -- three games at home in eight days and a lot of opportunities in between.''
Wright offically lists himself as a gametime decision, but that could change after Saturday morning's shootaround.
Wright signed a two-year, $10 million free agent contract with the Mavs over the summer. The Mavs are counting on him to bring some athleticism, shot-blocking and defense to a position that has been unstable thus far this season.
"He’s working and he's doing better,'' coach Rick Carlisle said. "We’ll let you know when he's going to play.''
-- Dwain Price
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