Neither Dirk Nowitzki or the Dallas Mavericks consider the sore right knee that kept him out of Tuesday's preseason game against FC Barcelona Regal as a serious injury.
It's more like the Mavs being cautious with their superstar forward, since the regular season starts in three weeks.
“Last year I dealt with (knee swelling),’’ Nowitzki said. “We did treatment twice and the swelling didn’t come back.
“Hopefully it will respond next week and I can play through the year. It’s unfortunate -- I would have loved to play -- but the preseason is not the time to force a swollen knee.’’
Without Nowitzki, the Mavs dropped a 99-85 decision to FC Barcelona Regal to drop their preseason record to 1-1.
-- Dwain Price
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