Dirk Nowitzki To Miss 4 Games to Get Into Game Shape

Dirk Nowitzki will sit out for at least the next four games for the Mavericks, starting with Saturday night’s contest in New Orleans, so the star forward can get in better game shape while strengthening his sore right knee.

Dallas coach Rick Carlisle said before tipoff against the Hornets that Nowitzki needs “an uninterrupted eight days of work to resolve some physical issues and conditioning issues,” adding that the decision “covers the knee and it covers conditioning.”

Carlisle says Nowitzki would prefer to continue playing but coaches and training staff decided it would be better for the team if he is restricted from game activity for the next week.

Source: SI