No return date set for Mavericks’ Jason Kidd

Mark J. Miller
Scoop Du Jour

Veteran Dallas Mavericks point guard Jason Kidd may be out of commission "for awhile" due to a strained right calf, according to the Fort Worth Star-Telegram.

His injury occurred on Jan. 27 and he's been out for five games since then, missing practice again Monday, the paper notes.

"His status is we'll let you know,'' head coach Rick Carlisle said Monday, the Star-Telegram reports. "Do we miss him? Yeah. All you guys were asking me about bringing him off the bench last week. This is why he's an all-time great player, why he's the best point guard in Mavs' history, and it's why we need him in our starting lineup. But first we need him healthy.''

The 38-year-old Kidd, a 10-time All-Star, doesn't have a return timetable at this point, the paper reports. "We're getting closer, but we'll let you know,'' Carlisle said.

The 14-11 Mavs have gone 2-3 without Kidd.

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