They improved a bit in their second preseason game Wednesday when they held on to defeat the Memphis Grizzlies 95-90.
But the Dallas Mavericks’ offense won’t start running like a well-oiled machine until Jose Calderon starts running the show.
Calderon missed the first two preseason games and will also miss Monday’s home game against the Orlando Magic with a strained left hamstring he developed in practice on Oct. 2. Calderon won’t play until Wednesday when the Mavericks play at Indiana.
Forward Dirk Nowitzki is eagerly waiting for that time to arrive.
“I think we need Calderon to kind of ultimately see where we’re going to go” Nowitzki said between golf shots Thursday afternoon at the Mavs Masters at Hackberry Creek Country Club. “We need his experience his play-making and his shot-making especially. But everybody else I’m encouraged by.”
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