Wednesday , Jan , 28 , 2004 C.Y. Ellis

Mavs activate Najera and place Delk on IL

Dallas, TX (Sports Network) – Dallas Mavericks forward Eduardo Najera was
activated Wednesday from the injured list, while guard Tony Delk took his spot
on the IL with a sprained left ankle.

Najera, who missed the last 17 games with a sore left knee, is averaging
just 3.3 points and 3.1 rebounds in 28 games this season.

The four-year pro was sidelined for 33 games last season while recovering
from arthroscopic surgery on the same knee. Najera, the second Mexican-born
player to play in the NBA, has seen his playing time disintegrate with the
acquisitions of Antoine Walker and Antawn Jamison prior to the season.

Delk has not played in any of the Mavericks’ last eight games due to the ankle
injury. He is averaging 6.6 points and 16.3 minutes in 29 games this season.