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Sources: Wesley Matthews Likely Out Remainder of Season with Stress Fracture in Right Leg

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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

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Sources: Clint Capela Out Four-to-Six Weeks with Ligament Damage in Right Thumb

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With two starters already out with injuries, the Houston Rockets are losing center Clint Capela for four to six weeks with ligament damage to his right thumb, league sources told ESPN.

Capela underwent an MRI in Houston on Monday and may get a second opinion with a hand specialist in the near future, league sources said.

The Rockets anticipate that Capela will miss the remaining 15 games before the All-Star break and return for the Feb. 21 road game against the Los Angeles Lakers, the source told ESPN’s Tim MacMahon.

Source: Adrian Wojnarowski of ESPN

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Sources: Mavericks Escalating Trade Talks for Dennis Smith Jr.

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The Dallas Mavericks are escalating discussions to find a trade for point guard Dennis Smith Jr., league sources tell ESPN. Phoenix and Orlando have engaged in ongoing talks with Mavs. Smith Jr., has sat out three straight games with what team has termed a sore back.


Pistons have talked to the Mavs about Dennis Smith Jr., per sources.

Source: Adrian Wojnarowski and Mitch Lawrence on Twitter

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Report: NBA Finds No Violation in Cavaliers-McCaw Investigation

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The NBA has cleared the Cleveland Cavaliers of any wrongdoing in their brief alliance with forward Patrick McCaw.

At the urging of the Golden State Warriors, the league investigated Cleveland’s signing of McCaw as a restricted free agent before releasing him. McCaw played two seasons with the defending champions but did not re-sign with them last summer. The Cavs signed him to a two-year, $6 million offer sheet last month that the Warriors chose not to match.

McCaw played in three games for the Cavs and was waived before his contract became guaranteed. He signed with Toronto last week.

The league said Monday it found “no violation of the league’s collective bargaining agreement, including the anti-circumvention rules.”

Source: Tom Withers of the Associated Press via NBA

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