During this past offseason, the Dallas Mavericks added four point guards to their roster. At the time, questions arose as to why the Mavs felt the need to have so many guards under contract. Two of the point guards, Shane Larkin and Gal Mekel, are rookies while the other two are veteran players.
Things didn’t start out so well for the Mavs, though, as Larkin broke his foot in a summer league practice. The injury caused him to miss the first 10 games of the season while Devin Harris has yet to play due to a toe injury. Jose Calderon has been the constant starter for Dallas while the backup role has been bounced around between Larkin and Mekel.
Just as Harris is about ready to make his season debut for the Mavs, reports come out that Mekel had to undergo surgery on his knee to repair a torn meniscus. The injury will keep the rookie sidelined for some time. On the heels of this news coming out, Calderon had to leave the game against the Phoenix Suns with a knee bruise. He didn’t return after leaving the game and his status is unknown.
The games missed due to injury keep stacking up for the Mavs. So far, there have been 87 games missed due to injury. I guess it’s a good thing the Mavs signed all those point guards during the offseason. Who would have known it was going to take so long before they all stepped foot on the court at the same time? Even if they don’t step foot on the court at the same time, I’m sure the Mavs would settle for all four being available for the same game.