Dirk Nowitzki's return to the Dallas Mavericks is complete with his surprising revelation that he is ready to play in Sunday's game at San Antonio.
"I'm going to give it a go,'' he said before the game.
As of Wednesday, Dirk was still talking of returning after Christmas and not having a firm target date.
"Not really,'' he said in a Wednesday afternoon press briefing. "We'll just see how it goes. This is the first day stopping, pushing off, moving. We'll see how it reacts. I'm going to do that a couple times, and do some contact for a while.
"Maybe anytime after Christmas, that'll be fun.''
It's rare ... but Dirk was off-target.
"A couple practices under my belt'' is what Dirk said he'd like before being pinned down further. "But there's no real date set. So we'll have to see how the knee responds to the first couple workouts."
He did have those "couple of practices.''
Dirk himself said it was mostly two-on-two work, noting that it involved him and Roddy B vs. Bernard James ...