Dirk Nowitzki should be absent in four NBA games because have to wait for the healing injured his right knee. "It took eight days to complete a physical problem and knee conditions Nowitzki," said Dallas Mavericks coach Rick Carlisle.
Carlisle said that Nowitzki wants to keep playing, but coaches and club staff decided not to play it. "Not that Nowitzki will take a rest. On the contrary, this week he will practice hard," said Carlisle added.
Lately Nowitzki felt the disturbance and feelings of stiffness in his knee so he used a shield in his right knee. He last played with the Mavericks when the club beat the Utah Jazz. It was Nowitzki only scored 12 points and 5 rebounds. Even in this season, Nowitzki only scored an average of 17.5 points per game.
Mavericks Brian Cardinal was himself preparing to fill the position of Nowitzki. "This team is not just Nowitzki. We have to play collectively," Carlisle said.
Cardinal said Nowitzki would be difficult to return to game shape.
Even so, without Nowitzki, the Mavericks managed to beat the New Orleans Hornets by a score of 83-81 in New Orleans