Thursday, April 11, 2013
No rest for Nowitzki
By Nick Borges
The Dallas Mavericks were officially eliminated from the 2013 playoffs Wednesday night and Dirk Nowitzki could sit out the remaining schedule to make sure he doesn't suffer an injury (ankle/knee) going into the offseason, but that's not happening.
“I’m going to finish the season like everybody else and try to win the next game, try to get us at least to .500," Nowitzki told The Dallas Morning News. “We’ve had a couple chances now and every time we kind of laid an egg. … We obviously want to finish the season with a positive record I think we owe that to everybody, the franchise and the fans.”
Nowitzki's contract with the Mavs expires after next season and there's talk he might sign an extension for two-years before he hits the 2014 market.