The Dallas Mavericks left Darren Collison inactive for Wednesday's game against the Bulls.

The Mavericks started Dominique Jones at point guard instead of Collison in their previous game, but Rick Carlisle advised not to read too much into it.

Collison was publicly displeased.

"Am I happy about the situation as a competitor? No," Collison said. "I know how hard I work. I'm still going to try to lead this team to victories in the near future." 

Collison has a sprained middle finger on his right hand.