Mavericks general manager Donnie Nelson said Thursday that he's hopeful Finney-Smith (knee) will be able to return to the court this season, Bobby Karalla of the Mavericks' official site reports. Finney-Smith hasn't played since Nov. 12 while dealing with left knee quadriceps tendinitis, and his return isn't imminent with the Mavericks labeling him out indefinitely earlier this month. Given his extensive time off, Finney-Smith will likely need to put in multiple full practices and participate in rehab games with the G League's Texas Legends before the Mavericks activate him. Even if that happens at some point in the second half, Finney-Smith is unlikely to hold a major role in the rotation after averaging just 11.8 minutes per game in eight appearances prior to being shut down.
Finney-Smith (knee) remains without a firm return timetable, Earl Sneed of Mavs.com reports. Finney-Smith has been out for nearly three months with tendinitis in his left knee, and the Mavs haven't offered much in terms of a timetable, though the team did say back in January that Finney-Smith could return in February "at the earliest." The wing will remain out for Monday's game against the Clippers, and at this point it seems rather unlikely that Finney-Smith will be available before the All-Star break.
Finney-Smith (knee) won't be back until February at the earliest, Earl K. Sneed of Mavs.com reports. Finney-Smith has been out since mid-November with a knee injury and he'll now miss at least another few weeks while going through the recovery process. Considering the report mentions February "at the earliest", there appears to be a chance that Finney-Smith's absence could last for well over an additional month, so don't expect him back any time soon.
Finney-Smith (knee) has been ruled out for Tuesday's game against the Nuggets, Earl K. Sneed of the Mavericks' official site reports. Finney-Smith remains without a timetable for a return and will continue to be evaluated on a game-by-game basis, but it doesn't look like the small forward is on track to play any time soon. The Mavericks will have off until Saturday following the conclusion of Tuesday's contest, but chances are Finney-Smith will remain out until he is able to start practicing again.
Finney-Smith (knee) is listed as out for Tuesday's game against the Magic, Earl K. Sneed of the Mavericks' official site reports. Out since mid-November with left knee quadriceps tendinitis, Finney-Smith remains with no timetable for a return, thus making it unlikely that he'll suit up for any of the Mavs' three games this week. Finney-Smith is averaging just 11.8 minutes per game across his eight appearances on the campaign and won't be a major part of head coach Rick Carlisle's rotation upon recovering from the injury.
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