According to ESPN Dallas' Jeff Caplan, the Dallas Mavericks could be without guard Delonte West and Ian Mahinmi for their Friday-night home game against the Portland Trail Blazers. According to Caplan, Mavs head coach Rick Carlisle said on ESPN Dallas 103.3 Galloway & Company that West stepped on a basketball during Friday's shoot around and twisted his ankle and Mahinmi is out because his fiance is close to giving birth to their child.
If West, who has missed quite a bit of time this season, is out, the Mavs would be in a tough spot at point guard.
If West is out, the Mavs will be in a pickle at point guard. Jason Kidd remains out with a strained right groin, an injury that will keep him out at least through Saturday's game at Memphis.