Dallas center Brandan Wright sidelined

Updated: December 26, 2013, 7:21 PM ET
Associated Press

DALLAS -- Dallas center Brandan Wright will miss the Mavericks' game Thursday night against the San Antonio Spurs because of an undisclosed illness.

Mavericks coach Rick Carlisle said Wright would be out, but starting center Samuel Dalembert would play even though he's fighting the same illness that has been going around Dallas' locker room.

Wright, who missed this season's first 23 games while recovering from a fractured left (shooting) shoulder, averaged 12.2 points, 4.6 rebounds and 21 minutes during the previous five games.

Dalembert, who has started 18 times, is averaging 6.4 points, 6.2 rebounds and 21 minutes.


Copyright 2013 by The Associated Press

This story is from ESPN.com's automated news wire. Wire index

SPONSORED HEADLINES

Comments

Use a Facebook account to add a comment, subject to Facebook's Terms of Service and Privacy Policy. Your Facebook name, photo & other personal information you make public on Facebook will appear with your comment, and may be used on ESPN's media platforms. Learn more.


MORE NBA HEADLINES

MOST SENT STORIES ON ESPN.COM