DALLAS – Guard JJ Redick said he was looking forward to finally training with his new teammates at the Dallas Mavericks on Saturday and playing a few days later because his heel injury has improved and he feels almost 100 percent, the player himself reported in your podcast.
Redick has not yet trained, much less played with the Mavericks, to whom he was traded on March 25, at the NBA trade deadline.
The last time Redick played was on March 3 with his then-New Orleans Pelicans. On March 11, he underwent a non-surgical procedure and has been rehabilitating in Dallas ever since.
“I’ve been able to step up some of my activities on the court,” Redick said on his weekly podcast. “Today (Friday) is a day off for the team and for me. I plan to practice tomorrow (Saturday). We’ll see how it goes… ”.
“I hope tomorrow I can do some 5v5 stuff and some live stuff,” he added. “It will be the first time I do it [en mucho tiempo]”.
Redick, 36, has missed his last 17 games, including nine since he was officially traded to Dallas.
Mavericks coach Rick Carlisle said he does not know when he will be able to have his new player, although he acknowledged in the days after the trade that his main interest in him was his postseason experience.
“Hopefully in the next two games I will be available to play,” added Redick.
The Mavericks (29-22), seventh in the Western Conference, defeated the Milwaukee Bucks Thursday night for their sixth win in their last seven games. This Sunday, they host the San Antonio Spurs.