The Mavericks’ season will probably end tonight, when – down 3-1 – the face the Thunder in Oklahoma City.
Coach Rick Carlisle confirmed to media members Sunday afternoon that Deron Williams is “done for the year.”
Williams said he’s been told that rest – perhaps a month or more – is the only thing that will cure the problem. And even that might not be enough to avoid surgery to fix it.
The Mavericks are running on fumes. They don’t have enough in the tank to beat a team featuring Kevin Durant and Russell Westbrook three straight times. Maybe Rick Carlisle can draw up a miracle and help Dallas steal another game, but even those odds are long.