Report: Three key Mavericks won’t be ready for training camp

usa-today-8527346.0In a couple of weeks, NBA training camps for all teams will kickoff to begin the 2015-16 season. One team that will garner a lot of attention this season will be the Dallas Mavericks. Even though they missed out on Los Angeles Clippers DeAndre Jordan, the Mavericks are still considered a strong playoff contender. But the first thing the Mavericks need is for some of their key players to get healthy. According to Tim MacMahon of ESPN, guard Wesley Matthews, forward Chandler Parsons and center JaVale McGee.

 

Shooting guard Wesley Matthews, small forward Chandler Parsons and center JaVale McGee are all expected to gradually work into full participation in practices as they continue to recover from major injuries.

Matthews and Parsons, the Mavs’ high-priced starting wing duo, have both said that they are hopeful they will be able to play in Dallas’ Oct. 28 season opener.

McGee, who signed a partially guaranteed veteran’s minimum deal to join the Mavs, is preparing for a comeback after playing a total of only 28 games the last two seasons due to a stress fracture in his left tibia and related complications. The athletic 27-year-old 7-footer could compete with Samuel Dalembert and Zaza Pachulia to be Dallas’ starting center once McGee gets completely healthy and works his way into shape.

 

I think for the Mavericks to have a shot at making some noise in the playoffs this year, they need to get off to a quick start. With the Western Conference so stacked, home court throughout the playoffs would be huge for the Mavericks.

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