The Dallas Mavericks will be without their back-up point guard for at least the first three weeks of the season.

It was reported that Devin Harris is suffering from a right toe sprain and will be out for a significant amount of time.

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Following this unfortunate development for the Mavs, Seth Curry and J.J. Barea are both expected to play more minutes at the point guard position and be the primary back-up for Deron Williams. The good news is Curry and Barea have the ability to play both backcourt positions and will not be much of a let down in Harris’ absence.

Harris was solid throughout the preseason and showed glimpses of his younger years in the NBA. He also spent a lot of time in the summer rehabbing his foot and focused on strengthening it in the gym. Once he comes back to the lineup, he will bring solid playmaking skills and a lot of playoff experience to the table. He also has the ability to knock down three-pointers with consistency.

This would be the 12th season for Harris who owns career averages of 11.7 points, 2.3 rebounds 4.4 assists and 1.1 steals in 26.2 minutes per game. He was also named to the All-Star team back in 2009.