Posted by Ben Golliver
The Dallas Mavericks will reportedly be without starting point guard Jason Kidd for a week or more.
The San Antonio Express News reports that Mavericks coach Rick Carlisle told reporters that a calf strain suffered by Kidd in the first quarter of a Friday night game against the Utah Jazz will keep the point guard out for "at least a week."
Kidd, 38, did not suit up for Sunday's game against the San Antonio Spurs. In his place, Carlisle started third-year guard Rodrigue Beaubois.
A one-week absence would cause Kidd to miss four additional games. The Mavericks travel to Phoenix to play the Suns on Monday, return to Dallas to host the Oklahoma City Thunder on Wednesday and the Indiana Pacers on Friday and then embark on a 3-game road trip that includes stops versus the Cleveland Cavaliers on Feb. 4, the Denver Nuggets on Feb. 8 and the Minnesota Timberwolves on Feb. 10.
Kidd is averaging 4.1 points, 4.4 rebounds, 5.1 assists and 1.6 steals in 28.7 minutes per game this season for the Mavericks. He missed some time earlier in the year due to a back injury.