Shane Larkin injury: Mavericks rookie breaks ankle

Mike Stobe

The Mavericks rookie could miss two to three months.

Dallas Mavericks point guard Shane Larkin suffered a broken ankle in Summer League practice and could miss the next two to three months, according to Adrian Wojnarowski of Yahoo! Sports. Larkin was the No. 18 overall selection in the 2013 NBA Draft.

Larkin was thought to be immediate help for a Dallas team that sorely lacked competent point guard depth last season, but the Mavericks went on to load up in the backcourt during free agency by signing Jose Calderon and Monta Ellis. As it stands, Larkin likely would have had a hard time finding minutes during the regular season, but it's still an unfortunate blow to a rookie looking to make a name for himself during Summer League.

Larkin, who turns 21 years old in October, averaged 14.5 points and 4.6 assists per game as a sophomore last season at Miami. With Larkin sidelined, all eyes will be on fellow rookie Ricky Ledo during Summer League. Ledo, a shooting guard, was a second-round pick in the 2013 NBA Draft, selected No. 43 overall.

More from SB Nation:

Flannery: KG leaves Boston as mysteriously as he arrived

Remembering MWP's Lakers tenure

Players to watch at the Vegas Summer League

"Whispers" about AK47's decision to take less money

Ziller: Cavs can't lose with Andrew Bynum deal

Log In Sign Up

Log In Sign Up

Forgot password?

We'll email you a reset link.

If you signed up using a 3rd party account like Facebook or Twitter, please login with it instead.

Forgot password?

Try another email?

Almost done,

By becoming a registered user, you are also agreeing to our Terms and confirming that you have read our Privacy Policy.


You must be a member of to participate.

We have our own Community Guidelines at You should read them.


You must be a member of to participate.

We have our own Community Guidelines at You should read them.




Choose an available username to complete sign up.

In order to provide our users with a better overall experience, we ask for more information from Facebook when using it to login so that we can learn more about our audience and provide you with the best possible experience. We do not store specific user data and the sharing of it is not required to login with Facebook.