DALLAS – After sitting out Sunday’s practice with a sore right ankle, Dallas Mavericks forward Luka Doncic was back on the practice court Monday at the Lympo practice facilities.
However, the Mavs haven’t indicated for sure if the rookie from Slovenia will play in Tuesday’s home game against the Washington Wizards.
“I can’t tell you he’s going to play, 100 percent,” coach Rick Carlisle said. “But it’s encouraging.”
Doncic has taken the NBA by storm with his heady play, and he’s the Mavs’ leading scorer with 19.4 points per game. He’s also second on the team in rebounds (6.6 rpg) and assists (4.6 apg).
Meanwhile, guard Devin Harris went through his second consecutive full practice session since straining his left hamstring on opening day against the Phoenix Suns. But is he ready to suit up and play against the Wizards?
“I see him on the unlikely side to play, but I don’t know that for sure,” Carlisle said. “He is doing better.”
In addition, forward Dirk Nowitzki was on the floor drilling in some jump shots after Monday’s practice. Nowitzki is still recovering from ankle surgery, which took place on Apr. 5.
“He is out here a little more each day,” Carlisle said. “That’s very positive and encouraging.”
Last week Nowitzki told the media that he’s “weeks away” from playing in a game.