Mavericks' Wood sidelined with fractured thumb

by Gordon Dixon - Dallas Mavericks big man Christian Wood will be re-evaluated in one week after fracturing his left thumb in Wednesday's loss to the Hawks.

Mavs big man Christian Wood sidelined with fractured thumb 4:08 PM ET Tim MacMahonESPN Staff Writer Close Joined ESPNDallas.com in September 2009 Covers the Dallas Cowboys and Dallas Mavericks Appears regularly on ESPN Dallas 103.3 FM DALLAS -- Mavericks center/power forward Christian Wood fractured his left thumb and will be re-evaluated next week, the team announced Thursday. Wood sustained the injury during the second quarter of the Mavs' 130-122 loss to the Atlanta Hawks on Wednesday but finished the game, scoring 22 points and grabbing nine rebounds. Wood, a summer trade acquisition who opened the season as a sixth man but has been starting at center over the last month, ranks second on the Mavs behind superstar Luka Doncic in scoring (18.4 points per game) and rebounding (8.4). The Mavs are already missing center/power forward Maxi Kleber , who is recovering from surgery to repair a torn right hamstring suffered in mid-December. Kleber has begun light basketball activity and hopes to return within the next month, but no firm timetable has been set. Former starters Dwight Powell and JaVale McGee are the only remaining healthy big men on Dallas' roster.