Devin Harris PG DAL 3 Days
Devin Harris (toe) said he was a full participant in Monday's practice.
He said it was a first step and is not sure if he'll be able to make a mid-December return as planned. Harris' role is a little unclear with Monta Ellis playing well enough to not lose any minutes and the Mavericks becoming more confident in their two rookies, Shane Larkin and Gal Mekel. Harris can remain on the wire in almost all leagues.
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Devin Harris (toe) hopes to return before Christmas but his return date remains uncertain, and he has yet to practice.
It was reported this week that Harris was aiming for a late-November return, which would put him well ahead of schedule. That seems overly optimistic, however, and Harris said on Saturday, "Right now, we just want to see how it responds to explosive cuts, running, change of directions and make sure there are no problems there." Beat writer Dwain Price suggests that Harris could debut during the Mavs' three-game homestand on Dec. 14, 18 and 20.
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Devin Harris (toe surgery) is now targeting a late-November return.
Harris had originally been schedule to return in mid-December, but is now hopeful he can return by the end of November after getting a few practices under his belt. Harris will slide into a backup role upon his return as the Mavericks will have a crowded backcourt with Monta Ellis, Jose Calderon, and Shane Larkin. Harris is worth monitoring in case any of Dallas' backcourt starters get injured, but he isn't much of a fantasy option unless that happens.
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Devin Harris (toe surgery) is targeting a return in mid-December.
He has been cleared for light running and jumping, and said on Tuesday that he has "no pain" in his surgically-repaired digit. Harris will earn minutes at both PG and SG upon his return, but he'll be a marginal fantasy asset as long as Jose Calderon and Monta Ellis are healthy.
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Devin Harris (foot) has been cleared for light running and jumping.
He still doesn't have a timetable to return to the lineup and the Mavs won't be in any hurry to bring him back considering how long he's been out with the injury. Harris is reportedly targeting a return in December.
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Devin Harris is recovering from foot surgery to correct a dislocated big toe and visited his doctor in New York on Thursday.
Harris hasn't started running yet and has been limited to the swimming pool and cardio work. He's expected to rejoin the team on Friday in Minnesota and we're hoping for an update on his doctor visit soon. If things went well, he could be cleared to start running next week, but obviously, Harris still isn't close to a return to game action.
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Devin Harris (foot) is no longer wearing a walking boot.
He reportedly got off his crutches about two and a half weeks ago. Harris is still recovering from his toe surgery back in August. He's unlikely to be ready for the opener and coach Rick Carlisle said he's targeting December or January.
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Devin Harris (toe surgery) is no longer using crutches and he hopes to be out of his walking boot this week.
Rick Carlisle suggested that Harris will be ready to play in "December or January." When he does return, the Mavs will use him at both the PG and SG positions. He's capable of averaging 10 points with a 3-pointer and a steal per game, but fantasy owners should view him warily on draft day.
Devin Harris PG DAL 3 Months
Mavericks head coach Rick Carlisle and guard Devin Harris both expect Harris to play point and shooting guard.
"I'm pretty sure I'll fit in at some point - play some [point guard], play some [shooting guard]. That's never been a problem for me to get on the court, but I think my main focus is just to get healthy," Harris said. Carlisle called him a "two-position player" and added earlier this month that Harris could be back at some point in "December and January." He won't be worth drafting in most fantasy leagues.
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Devin Harris was in a walking boot during Thursday's press conference.
Head coach Rick Carlisle said he's not really expecting him to be ready to go until "December or January," so the Mavs aren't going to be rushing their newly-signed guard. Harris has dealt with a slew of injuries and he's sidelined far too often to be worth taking in standard drafts this season.