December Will Be Kind To Dallas Mavericks Once Brandan Wright and Devin Harris Return

By Elaine J. Dispo
Brandan Wright
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When will Dallas MavericksBrandan Wright and Devin Harris return to the court? The time should be near as we approach the end of the year.

Early during 2013 training camp, center/power forward Wright suffered from a non-displaced fracture to his left shoulder. Shortly before Thanksgiving he was spotted shooting at practice.

The last time Wright played for the Mavs was at their preseason opener where he was the team’s leading scorer against the New Orleans Pelicans. After they lost to the Pelicans due to an embarrassing amount of turnovers, Dallas won their most recent road game at the New Orleans Arena on Wednesday night to tipoff their tour.

The timing would be interesting for Wright to be ready to play by the time the Mavericks visit his first pro team, the Golden State Warriors. Dallas duked it out with Golden State, who it hosted and defeated right before Turkey Day, in the midst of struggling through the last week of November.

December should treat Dallas more favorably this season than the past two since the Mavs were crowned champions of the NBA Finals in 2011. One reason would be if guard Harris is back on the floor. This two-time Maverick suffered from a toe injury and had his left foot operation during the offseason.

In the spirit of this snow day in Texas, while the Mavericks jingle all the way to the West Coast, how about I pretend to sit on basketball Santa Claus’ lap and tell him what I want for Christmas? If that were the case, then I would whisper in his ear who I wish to watch on the hardwood: Harris and Wright. Instead of “a partridge in a pear tree,” how about slam dunks from these recovered reserves for all Mavs Fans for Life to see?

Elaine Dispo is a Dallas Mavericks writer for Follow her on Twitter, “Like” her on Facebook or add her to your network on Google.

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