Mavs’ Larkin breaks ankle during summer league
The Dallas Mavericks first-round pick and former Miami Hurricane Shane Larkin broke his ankle during a summer-league practice.
League sources told Yahoo! Sports’ Adrian Wojnarowski that Larkin could be out two to three months. At first this seemed like a minor problem for the Mavs as they have an abundance of guards, both veterans and rookies. Earlier in the off-season they reached deals with Jose Calderon and Devin Harris, as well as Israeli rookie Gal Mekel. On Friday they agreed with Monta Ellis on a three-year deal as well.
Mekel and Larkin were expected to compete for bench minutes, says ESPN, with Jose Calderon expected to be the starting point guard. This is after an unexpected issue with former Dallas guard Devin Harris, that arose after X-rays revealed that he had a dislocated toe on his left foot.
Larkin could be back in time for training camp, at least the Mavs hope he will. Larkin is young and should be able to make a full recovery. The 20-year-old point guard is very optimistic about his recovery.
Yes it is true. But if you think I won’t come back stronger then before then you got the wrong guy.#GoMavs
— Shane Larkin (@ShaneLarkin) July 12, 2013