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Jalen Brunson has torn labrum but will try to return this season

Mavericks will be down backup point guard Jalen Brunson, who could opt for surgery in the offseason.

Dallas Mavericks guard Jalen Brunson in action during the game between the Mavericks and the Jazz at the American Airlines Center.  Jerome Miron-USA TODAY Sports

Dallas Mavericks G Jalen Brunson confirmed he has a torn labrum, per Brad Townsend of the Dallas Morning News.

So Brunson isn’t going to get surgery right away, but rehabbing could take a bit. There isn’t much time left in the regular season with about six weeks to go until the playoffs. The Mavericks have depth at guard as well with Luka Doncic, Tim Hardaway Jr., Delon Wright and J.J. Barea. It’s not ideal with Brunson out since the Nova product has been a serviceable fill-in. Still, Dallas should be fine if Brunson sits the rest of the season or makes it back.