Shane Larkin was back on the practice court for the Mavericks on Monday with no limitations on his surgically repaired right ankle.

“I felt good out there,” he said. “I don’t have my quickness out there yet, but that will come in the next couple days or so. Hopefully in the next couple weeks – next week, week and a half – I’ll be able to play.”

Coach Rick Carlisle said Larkin was able to go through live scrimmages and drills for the first time since he hurt the ankle in July.

“It’s the first day he’s practice,” Carlisle said. “It’s a step. He’s picking things up. For the first day of live practice, he did well.”

Larkin, the 18th overall pick in the June draft, is a 5-11 point guard who relies on his quickness and shooting. It’s been a long recovery process for him. He’ll be fighting from behind in the pursuit of playing time after missing all of the preseason.