Jan 5, 2014; Dallas, TX, USA; Dallas Mavericks point guard Shane Larkin (3) drives to the basket past New York Knicks power forward Kenyon Martin (3) during the first half at the American Airlines Center. Mandatory Credit: Jerome Miron-USA TODAY Sports

Dallas Mavericks recall Shane Larkin

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The Dallas Mavericks recalled point guard Shane Larkin from the NBA Developmental League on Sunday.

Larkin spent just one day in the D-League after seeing his playing time reduced in the last few games in the month of January. He even received the dreaded “DNP-COACHES DECISION” in a 116-106 victory over the Detroit Pistons on January 26 and in a 117-115 loss the Houston Rockets on January 29.

Tim McMahon of ESPN Dallas has the story.

The Mavs recalled the rookie point guard from the Texas Legends on Sunday. Larkin scored nine points and dished out seven assists in the Legends’ loss Saturday night to the Rio Grande Valley Vipers.

Larkin was briefly assigned to the D-League because the Mavs wanted him to get some minutes. His playing time has been sporadic with Devin Harris serving as the backup point guard. Larkin played a total of only 11 minutes in the Mavs’ last four games, failing to appear in two of them.

Larkin, the 18th overall pick of the 2013 draft, has appeared in 32 games and is averaging 3.6 points, 1.8 assists and 1.2 rebounds in 12.5 minutes per game.

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