The Mavs are being mysteriously elusive about details of Harris' lower right leg injury.
Harris declined to speak to the media after the Mavs’ shootaround, saying he had been told not to say anything and deferring questions to coach Rick Carlisle.
“He’s doing a little bit better,” Carlisle said. “We’ll have an announcement probably later in the day.”
About a half hour later, Carlisle sent reporters a text message saying Harris was out against the Lakers.
Carlisle declined to answer any follow-up questions about Harris, including how much the veteran guard participated in the shootaround.
Harris, who is averaging 8.6 points and 4.4 assists per game, did not play in the second half of Monday’s win over the Charlotte Hornets and sat out Wednesday’s win over the Washington Wizards. He said during the road trip that his leg had been bothering him for about a week before the decision was made for him to rest.