Dallas Mavericks guard Wesley Matthews has suffered a stress fracture in his right leg and will likely miss the remainder of the season, league sources told Yahoo Sports.
Matthews sustained the injury in Saturday’s win over the Memphis Grizzlies and underwent further testing on Monday. He is not expected to require surgery and will rest and rehabilitate the injury over the next several weeks, league sources said.
Matthews has averaged 12.7 points, 3.1 rebounds, 2.7 assists and 33.8 minutes in 63 games for the Mavericks this season, providing steady wing play and a veteran presence. During the season, several teams engaged with the Mavericks on trade discussions around Matthews, but no deal formed with the team valuing his leadership and reliability.
The Mavericks are 21-46 on the season and have prioritized developing rookie Dennis Smith Jr. and younger veterans Harrison Barnes and Dwight Powell.
Source: Shams Charania of Yahoo Sports
Sources: Nikola Mirotic Out Two-to-Four Weeks with Left Thumb Fracture
Bucks forward Nikola Mirotic has suffered a slight fracture of his left thumb and will miss at least two-to-four weeks, league sources tell @TheAthleticNBA @Stadium.
— Shams Charania (@ShamsCharania) March 20, 2019
Source: Shams Charania on Twitter
Sources: Suns to Meet with Jimmer Fredette
The Phoenix Suns will meet with former BYU star and Sacramento Kings first-round pick Jimmer Fredette on Thursday, according to 98.7 FM Arizona’s Sports Station’s John Gambadoro.
Gambadoro reports the Suns could sign Fredette through the rest of the season. The Suns currently have an open roster spot.
The 30-year-old guard is currently playing for the Shanghai Sharks of the Chinese Basketball Association. On Tuesday, the Sharks were eliminated from the postseason. Fredette averaged 36.9 points per game for Shanghai, the league’s top mark.