Friday, April 6, 2012
Delonte West, Ian Mahinmi could be out
By Jeff Caplan
Mavericks coach Rick Carlisle said Delonte West stepped on a basketball during Friday morning's shootaround and twisted his ankle, leaving his status for tonight's game against Portland uncertain. Carlisle revealed the news on ESPN Dallas 103.3 FM's Galloway & Company.
Also, backup center Ian Mahinmi might be unavailable because his wife is close to giving birth to their child.
If West is out, the Mavs will be in a pickle at point guard. Jason Kidd remains out with a strained right groin, an injury that will keep him out at least through Saturday's game at Memphis.