Dallas Mavericks' Dirk Nowitzki has missed the last three games due to conditioning. He missed Friday's game against the Jazz as planned, but now the Star-Telegram is reporting he may not be ready for Sunday's game against the San Antonio Spurs.
"I feel better," Nowitzki said. "I think it was definitely a good week for me to work on some stuff that I wasn't able to work on when I had some trouble with my knee. So that's definitely good. We lifted a lot, ran some, shot some. Well, we were always shooting for Sunday, so we'll just take it day by day and see how these next two days of training go and keep pushing myself, twice a day. But that's where my head is, hopefully Sunday, and we'll go from there."
The Mavs are 2-1 without Dirk in the line up, but there toughest game comes tonight against the Jazz. If they lose that game and then play the Spurs without Dirk, they could lose any ground they gained over the last couple of weeks. Bad for the Mavs, great for the Spurs. Stay tuned to Project Spurs for a preview of Sunday's pivotal Southwest Division match up.
Another Dallas player who seems likely to be in uniform this Sunday is Delonte West. West says he is planning to play against the Spurs tomorrow despite a nagging hamstring injury.
Dirk just want to avenge the loss they suffered at the hands of the spurs. The mavs have been winning games without Dirk. They have plenty of big men - Mahinmi, Odom and Haywood. If the spurs insists on playing the way they do, they lose. Green is inconsistent, so is Neal and Blair. Why not use James Anderson for a change and Malcolm Thomas to guard some of their big guys? Certainly Thomas was not signed just to warn the bench. By now he has learned the system if not, waive him and get another. Trade for Kaman and let go of RJ, Joseph and Green. In the event of shortage in pg, the spurs can always try the d-league.
@rtesoro440 Altough Mahinmi and Haywood aren't very good I agree with all the things you say. Last year Grizzlies killed us because of that.