Brunson has remained in Dallas since the team left last week, Carlisle said. Because Brunson is “really in the latter stages” of rehab, coach Rick Carlisle said, Mavericks trainers decided Brunson would be better suited to finish at their home facility. “He’s got a great head start,” Carlisle said. “I don’t know if he’s 75% there, 80%. I don’t know what exactly the percentage is, but he’s doing extremely well.”
Dwain Price: Rick Carlisle said neither Jalen Brunson (shoulder) or Dwight Powell (Achilles) will play any more this season -- even if the @Dallas Mavericks advance ro the NBA Finals. #Mavs
How’s recovery been going? Jalen Brunson: It’s been good. It’s a little bit annoying right now considering I can’t really go in to get physical therapy every day at the facility, or anything like that, but I’m making everything work. I have a nice little setup at home now where I can just wake up, do everything I have to do in the morning and then take a couple-hour break and then do it again in the afternoon. So I’m making it work and just trying to stay positive.
Jalen Brunson: I truly was trying to get back and trying to finish the season out. But also in the back of my mind, I wasn’t putting surgery off and saying it wasn’t a possibility. The morning of the day the NBA shut down, we were talking about when I could get it done if I wanted to get it done -- just hypothetically -- and then that night is when everything started happening, so we said ‘Hey, let’s get it done ASAP.’ We didn’t know how long this was going to be, how long it was going to take.
No one knows when the NBA will resume, but do you have plans to come back if the season gets significantly extended? Jalen Brunson: As of right now, I think it’s ruled out. I think we’re just planning on next year’s training camp. That’s if everything is going along schedule. But as of right now, I’m just focusing on rehab and getting back to full strength.
Mark Followill: Jalen Brunson had surgery today for the torn right labrum he suffered Feb 22. The Mavs announced no timetable for his return.
Brad Townsend: I'm told it's far too soon to know whether Brunson will be able to return for the end of the season/playoffs, if they happen -- mostly because no one knows when the restart time might happen. But today's surgery did not eliminate the possibility.
Marc Stein: The Mavericks announce that guard Jalen Brunson has undergone surgery on his right shoulder. No timetable for his recovery was immediately set
Brad Townsend: Brunson confirms that he has a torn labrum, postseason surgery a possibility, but he says his focus is to heal well enough to finish out this season. Doesn’t have a timetable.
Tim MacMahon: Sources: The Mavs fear backup PG Jalen Brunson has a torn labrum in his right shoulder. Brunson, a lefty, has been ruled out the remaining two games of this road trip but plans to return at some point and play the remainder of the season. Postseason surgery is a possibility.
January 19, 2022 | 4:56 pm EST Update
The Sacramento Kings organization has a current mindset: They are not trading guard De’Aaron Fox, sources tell The Athletic.
The Kings remain active in trade conversations, informing teams in the marketplace that they want to build around Fox and second-year guard Tyrese Haliburton, sources said. The Kings have informed Fox and his representation, agent Chris Gaston of Family First Sports, that they do not want to trade him and want to center the team around him and Haliburton. Team sources said any potential deal around Fox for Pacers center Domantas Sabonis will not happen.
Joe Mussatto: Derrick Favors (lower back soreness) is out tonight against the Spurs. Kenrich Williams is still in health and safety protocols. Vit Krejci (right ankle sprain) remains out. Maledon, Roby, Pokusevski and Watson are on G League assignment.
January 19, 2022 | 4:08 pm EST Update
One source said Sacramento is considering to package Buddy Hield, Tyrese Haliburton, Harrison Barnes and two first-round picks for Simmons, Harris and Matisse Thybulle. However, the source said the Sixers aren’t interested in that package.