DALLAS -- When the Dallas Mavericks play their first game after the All-Star break a week from today at home against the Orlando Magic, they hope center Chris Kaman will be available and ready to play.
Kaman has missed the past seven games after he suffered a concussion when he fell on his head during a Jan. 28 practice session at American Airlines Center. And part of the reason he hasn't been cleared to play is because he's still experiencing headaches from the fall.
But with another week of rest due to the All-Star break, the Mavs are holding out hope that their primary center will be ready to return to duty.
"The fact that this is an extended break gives that a possibility,'' coach Rick Carlisle said after this morning's shoot around. "But I have no authority to comment on his medical situation -- other than I talked to him today.
"He's just not there yet. There's still things that are going to prevent him from being on the court. I think this break comes at a good time for him as well.''
-- Dwain Price
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