Dirk Nowitzki

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Report: Nowitzki Could Return This Month

November 20, 2018 - 4:40 pm

DALLAS (105.3 The Fan) - Dallas Mavericks forward Dirk Nowitzki could return to game action this month after he recently began ramping up his court activity, coach Rick Carlisle said after practice, according to Dwain Price of the team's website

“I think a couple of weeks ago I said that I’ll be thrilled if he played in the month of November,” Carlisle said. “If things keep going the way they’re going there’s a chance that that can happen, so we’ll see.

“He’s not there yet, he’s still a ways off, but steady progress and not setbacks. We’re getting closer.”

The Mavericks have four more games left in the month of November: vs. Brooklyn (11/21), vs. Boston (11/24), at Houston (11/28) and at the L.A. Lakers (11/30).

Nowitzki has missed the entire season as he’s still recovering from left ankle surgery he underwent back in April.

Carlisle added that Nowitzki had participated in scrimmages with some of the team's depth guys.