After a bad beatdown from the Sacramento Kings on Monday evening Dallas has to rebound and bounce back, and what better way to do so than with Wright back? If he returns to play for the Mavericks at the Golden State Warriors‘ Oracle Arena it will be to battle his former team. I believe that his fractured shoulder may have resulted from wear and tear during his term with Golden State, but at least this did not seal his fate.
Unfortunately, I must burst a hoop hype basketball bubble here for fellow Mavs Fans for Life: both Wright and twice-Maverick guard Devin Harris are still on Dallas head coach Rick Carlisle‘s DNP list. Carlisle does not wish to risk either of the reserves on their road to recovery and only intends to play non-injured healthy game-ready members on the Mavs roster.
While starting shooting guard Monta Ellis did not put up that many points in the previous Mavericks-Warriors matchup, Dallas, with this other previous player for Golden State, most certainly can withstand this 12-10 team. After Ellis’ stellar performance to shut down the Best of the West Portland Trail Blazers on Saturday, this potential champ is on his way to basketball superstardom.
We MFFL will warmly welcome the Mavs back home when they host the Milwaukee Bucks on Saturday. Maybe by then we will get to watch Wright on the American Airlines Center court. One thing is for sure: Dallas has already put both of Ellis’ past teams (since he spent a brief stint with the Bucks) in their place the first time they played them this NBA 2013-14 season.