At least one point guard in Nets-Mavericks will face his former team for the first time this season tonight.
Nets guard Shane Larkin told reporters Wednesday morning that he expects to play. “I feel good,” Larkin said, per the team. “Glad that I’m back and ready to go.”
Larkin had suffered a concussion in practice, which caused him to miss four games. He cleared the NBA’s post-concussion protocol, and is officially listed as probable. He’s the only point guard with ties to the opponent tonight expected to play: former Nets point guard Deron Williams felt a “pop” in his left hamstring Tuesday night against the Raptors, and other former Nets point guard Devin Harris has missed the last two games with a right hamstring injury.
With most of the Nets struggling to hit three-pointers, Larkin has been a bright spot in that department, shooting 47.1 percent from three-point range this season. In 24 games, he’s averaged 7.2 points and 3.6 assists in 18.9 minutes per game, both career-highs.