Dirk Nowitzki hopes to begin basketball activity within the next two weeks and is targeting a mid-December return to game action, the Dallas Mavericks star forward said Tuesday. Dirk Nowitzki was hoping to be back on the court sooner, even when the Dallas Mavericks were saying after his surgery that it could be at least six weeks before any basketball activity. Nowitzki, who never had surgery in his first 14 NBA seasons, said the goal has always been for the swelling to be gone and he has to be 100 percent strength-wise before he will play again.
Mavericks' Nowitzki still unsure when he will play
DALLAS (AP) Dirk Nowitzki says he is still about two weeks away from getting back on the court to start running and shooting. He's not sure how long after that it will be before he makes his season debut for the Dallas Mavericks.