Mavericks' Nicolas Brussino: Excluded from rotation Sunday
Brussino (coach's decision) didn't see the court in Sunday's 91-81 win over the Pelicans.
With 13 appearances in the Mavs' 16 games on the season, Brussino, an undrafted rookie from Argentina, has seen more run than expected, largely as a byproduct of the team's many injuries. While J.J. Barea (calf) and Devin Harris (toe) still remain sidelined, Deron Williams has returned for the last two games, and his presence along with the renewed trust coach Rick Carlisle has shown in bench wing Justin Anderson resulted in Brussino dropping out of the rotation Sunday. Since the 3-13 Mavs have routinely been blown out this season, Brussino could still see a good deal of garbage time going forward, but he's unlikely to surpass 10 minutes in most contests.