According to head coach Rick Carlisle, Brunson (shoulder) "is doing pretty much everything," but the strength level in his shoulder is what's keeping him a couple months away from playing, Brad Townsend of The Dallas Morning News reports. While Brunson has already been ruled out of participating in the remainder of the 2019-20 season, it's encouraging that he's making good progress with his recovery from right shoulder surgery. All signs are pointing to him being full strength for next year.
Mavericks coach Rick Carlisle said last week that Brunson (shoulder) will join the team in Orlando in late July for the restart of the season but won't play in games, Mavericks radio play-by-play broadcaster Chuck Cooperstein reports. Brunson underwent surgery in mid-March to repair a torn labrum in his right shoulder, a procedure that was expected to sideline him for 4-to-6 months. Though Brunson will have already passed the short end of that timeline by the time the season restarts, the Mavericks are apparently inclined to take a cautious approach with his recovery and won't be rushing him back to action. With Brunson out of the picture for the remainder of the 2019-20 season, either Delon Wright or J.J. Barea will act as the Mavs' primary ball handler when Luka Doncic is off the floor.
Brunson (shoulder) is seven weeks into his rehab, which was expected to be four-to-six months following surgery, Dwain Price of Mavs.com reports. Brunson added that his recovery is "going pretty well," but that it seems unlikely that he'd return in July if the season resumes then. However, he should be ready for next season's training camp. This campaign, he's averaging 8.2 points, 3.3 assists and 2.4 rebounds across 17.9 minutes.
Brunson (shoulder) is planning on being recovered in time to participate in next season's training camp, Callie Caplan of The Dallas Morning News reports. Brunson underwent shoulder surgery to address a torn labrum in mid-March. He had a similar season to his 2018-19 rookie campaign but set career marks in assists (3.3) and rebounds (2.4) per game, as well as free-throw percentage (81.3) and three-point percentage (35.8). Barring any major roster shakeup, Brunson should remain the Mavericks' backup point guard in 2020-21.
Mavericks coach Rick Carlisle confirmed that Brunson won't return this season after undergoing right shoulder surgery earlier Friday, Mike Peasley of the Dallas Mavericks Radio Network reports. Brunson was initially deemed out indefinitely after requiring the procedure to address a torn labrum, but Carlisle was able to provide a clearer timeline for the second-year guard's recovery. Even with the current NBA season being suspended and potentially on track to run deeper into the summer than in years past, Carlisle said he doesn't anticipate Brunson to receive full medical clearance until training camp next fall. Brunson will wrap up his sophomore campaign with averages of 8.2 points, 3.3 assists and 2.4 rebounds in 17.9 minutes per game across 57 appearances.
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