Originally written on Pro Sports Daily  |  Last updated 9/25/13
The injury-plagued 2012-13 season for Dallas Mavericks power forward Dirk Nowitzki was continuously chronicled by his naysayers who wanted to write the former league and NBA Finals MVP off after the 11-time All-Star was forced to sit out the first 27 games following preseason arthroscopic knee surgery. Nowitzki’s uphill climb to recapture his elite form was proof that he has plenty left in the tank however as his production steadily picked up before season’s end. Now after an offseason in which the 7-footer turned 35 years old and welcomed his first child into the world the Mavericks are once again hoping to ride their caped crusader’s coattail back to the playoffs. “You put a much better set of players around him and now it’s Dirk in a situation where he doesn’t have to rush back; where he’s had all summer to prepare his body and get ready” Mavericks owner Mark Cuban said this offseason during an interview with ESPN 103.3 FM. “You know knock on wood if we stay healthy I think peo...
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