Mavericks Roster Nearing Full Strength
The Dallas Mavericks’ roster is back to full strength, with the exception of point guard Jason Kidd, who isn’t quite ready to return from a strained right calf.
Center Brendan Haywood (back) and forward Lamar Odom (stomach ailment) returned to their normal roles for Friday night’s game against the Indiana Pacers after sitting out Wednesday’s loss to the Oklahoma City Thunder.
Small forward Shawn Marion started against the Pacers despite suffering a hyperextended knee against Oklahoma City. Marion returned after a timeout after Thunder center Kendrick Perkins crashed into his leg during a scramble for a loose ball.