It turns out that the Mavericks’ situation is having an abundance of healthy, game-ready front court players, so now head coach Rick Carlisle‘s concern is how he can distribute the time each of them spend on the floor.
“It’s the kind of problem you want, to have a lot of guys that can help. “
On Saturday night, Brandan Wright was one of the “right guys to play” as this power forward/center made his debut of this NBA 2013-14 season since suffering a shoulder fracture during training camp. Completing the Mavs’ front court from the bench is center Bernard James. When Dallas hosted and defeated the Milwaukee Bucks, the one guy who was healthy but ruled out from playing was Samuel Dalembert, who initially started as center before DeJuan Blair joined the starting lineup.
Rather than complaining or letting his lack of play time set him back, I commend Dalembert for aiming to improve. This Mav definitely is a good sport for not taking this decision personally and knowing that the move was for the sake of his team’s best interest.
“(Dalembert’s) been around for a long time. I’m sure he going to be professional about it, and when his number is called, he’s got to be ready… He’s got to keep working.”