Mavericks’ Raymond Felton out at least 10 days, likely longer, with high ankle sprain
Dallas was going to try and make this season work with a three-headed point guard monster of Jameer Nelson, Devin Harris and Raymond Felton.
Well, at least for the rest of training camp it and maybe much longer is a two-headed monster… or what you might call a regular rotation.
Felton is going to be out for a little while after spraining his ankle in Friday’s preseason game against the Thunder, as reported by Earl K. Sneed of mavs.com.
Per Rick Carlisle, Raymond Felton has a high right ankle sprain and is out at least 10 days.— Earl K. Sneed (@EarlKSneed) October 12, 2014
Ten days is likely low, high ankle sprains can take or month or more. Ten basically takes us to the end of training camp and beyond that we’re into the start of the season.
Nelson is the starting point guard in Dallas right now, with Harris and Felton fighting for the minutes behind him. Obviously this gives Harris the leg up.
Felton will get his chance at some point during the season, it’s a long grind. The question is can he can just stay out of the Lockhart Smokehouse enough to stay in shape to take advantage of the opportunity?