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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.
Chuck Cooperstein: Per Mavs: No Doncic (thigh) or Kleber (Knee) tomorrow in MEM. Brunson and Powell will both play. 5:00 tip @1033fmESPN
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Anthony Chiang: After today’s morning shootaround, Max Strus says Bam Adebayo has been working as part of the scout team while he has been out. “I’m glad we don’t have to deal with that anymore,” Strus jokes.
Nick DePaula: Langston Galloway is launching his debut LG 1 shoe from his own @EthicsTheBrand today. “My work ethic has gotten me to this point in my career. But the ethics started since I was a kid to becoming a grown-up, living out my life and living out my dreams.” — @Langston Galloway
On Sunday night, Karl-Anthony Towns sat at the postgame podium — the collar on his black jacket riding high on his shoulders with a colorful diamond necklace glittering — and dissected how he views the new Minneapolis ordinance that will soon require fans at Target Center to provide either proof of COVID-19 vaccine or a negative test taken within 72 hours of game time. “The city of Minneapolis is doing what they feel is right for the people,” Towns said. “The legislation of the government here is supposed to do what’s right for the people and they feel that people having the vaccine will make everyone healthier and give everyone a better chance to get through this pandemic with less casualties and problems.”
The 26-year-old said after Sunday’s game that while he applauds the decision by Minneapolis to enforce a vaccine ordinance, he still views the pandemic through a lens of personal accountability. “With everything I have been through and everything my friends and people I love have been through, I am always going to be an advocate for the vaccine,” he said. “It saved many lives in my family. And the lives I did lose, we all wish we could have got them the vaccine.”