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Re: Dirk: Here We Go Again

Postby spud_webb_04 » Mon Oct 22, 2012 11:52 pm

The Mavericks are reportedly "optimistic" that Dirk Nowitzki will return from his knee surgery in closer to three weeks than six weeks.
This comes from Mavs writer Tim MacMahon, quoting multiple sources, and seems to be based upon the "routine nature" of Dirk's recent arthroscopic surgery. If this report holds, he might only miss the first two weeks of the season, or roughly nine games.


I actually took him in a roto draft in round 4 (10 team, 9 cat), just before this news came out
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Re: Dirk: Here We Go Again

Postby RedHopeful » Wed Oct 24, 2012 12:19 am

spud_webb_04 wrote:
The Mavericks are reportedly "optimistic" that Dirk Nowitzki will return from his knee surgery in closer to three weeks than six weeks.
This comes from Mavs writer Tim MacMahon, quoting multiple sources, and seems to be based upon the "routine nature" of Dirk's recent arthroscopic surgery. If this report holds, he might only miss the first two weeks of the season, or roughly nine games.

Now that Mavericks star Dirk Nowitzki is through the first knee surgery of his career, he'll lean on the longest absence of his 14 NBA seasons to figure out how soon he can come back.

The short answer: He won't rush it.

The 11-time All-Star walked gingerly but without a noticeable limp in his first post-op meeting with reporters Tuesday, four days after arthroscopic surgery on his ailing right knee. He says he's encouraged but wouldn't go much past that.

Coach Rick Carlisle has said Nowitzki would miss six weeks, but declined Tuesday to offer any updated time frame.

"A timetable at this point is pretty ridiculous to talk about," said Nowitzki, hunched over the podium with the legs stiffened on his 7-foot frame. "It's hard to say right now when the swelling is going to be gone."

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Ridiculous huh? Guess that 6 week time frame is now best case scenario. ;-7
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Re: Dirk: Here We Go Again

Postby Harktheclark » Fri Oct 26, 2012 2:11 am

A new wrinkle in the Fantasy outlook regarding Dirk (and Kaman's) current injuries:

http://espn.go.com/dallas/nba/story/_/i ... ddy-curry-
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Re: Dirk: Here We Go Again

Postby RedHopeful » Fri Oct 26, 2012 7:13 am

Doesn't Cuban have advanced stat geeks running around anymore?

Makes Dallas' desperation look infinitely worse! :-o
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Re: Dirk: Here We Go Again

Postby Dongmunch » Sat Oct 27, 2012 9:52 am

Hey Dirk/Kaman, I'm alright with you guys resting a bit. Get healthy. I'm in 3 leagues right now and have Elton Brand in all 3, Marion in 1 and Crowder in 1.

Don't rush it fellas ;-D
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Re: Dirk: Here We Go Again

Postby ggs » Sat Oct 27, 2012 1:13 pm

Dongmunch wrote:Hey Dirk/Kaman, I'm alright with you guys resting a bit. Get healthy. I'm in 3 leagues right now and have Elton Brand in all 3, Marion in 1 and Crowder in 1.

Don't rush it fellas ;-D


elton is gonna make a lot of fantasy owners very happy... yknow, for a few weeks anyways.
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