Delonte West underwent successful surgery Friday to have pins placed in his fractured right ring finger.

The Dallas Mavericks guard suffered the fracture during Wednesday's 102-84 victory over the Denver Nuggets.

In his first season with the Mavericks, West is slated to have a second surgery to have the pins removed before he can play again, and there is no specific timetable for the second surgery. The Mavericks said it could be weeks before West plays again.

"The surgery went well and he'll be out a number of weeks," Mavericks coach Rick Carlisle said. "We're not exactly sure how long, but in the meantime we're going to have to scramble a little bit."

West was averaging 8.3 points and 3.4 assists per game in 22.7 minutes per game while becoming a vital part of the Mavericks' attack.

"I heard the surgery went well and hopefully he can get back here as soon as possible," center Ian Mahinmi said. "We wish him the best and the fastest recovery possible."

Besides West, the Mavericks were without guards Jason Terry and Rodrigue Beaubois for Friday's game against the Philadelphia 76ers.