DALLAS – Dallas Mavericks point guard Dennis Smith Jr. is listed as doubtful for Saturday’s game against the Houston Rockets.
Smith has been dealing with a sprained right wrist which he aggravated during this past Tuesday’s game against the Portland Trail Blazers. The aggravation of that injury forced Smith to miss this past Wednesday’s game at New Orleans.
Smith said he aggravated his injury on the last play of the game against Portland.
“If you look at the last play when I passed out to Luka (Doncic), I fell down and braced myself,” Smith told Mavs.com. “You could see me holding it from there.”
Coach Rick Carlisle is standing by Smith’s “doubtful” status for Saturday. However, Carlisle added: “If he came in and felt great (Saturday) he could probably talk me into playing, but at this point he’s going to be listed as doubtful.”
Smith, who originally sat out the Nov. 24 game against Boston with the strained right wrist, said he doesn’t believe his injury is anything that’s going to linger long-term.
“I’m taking the time to get all the way back healthy,” he said. “We’re going to take the proper measurements to make sure I’m right and I’m ready to play whenever I am right.”