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Dirk Nowitzki close to taking part in practice

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10:13 AM ET 12.15 | Dirk Nowitzki ran through a long set of shooting and running drills before Friday's game at Toronto and went through some of the Mavericks' shootaround earlier in the day. The next step in his recovery from arthroscopic knee surgery: taking part in a practice. That could come next week. For now, Nowitzki spends a lot of his time running to midcourt, turning around, running back to the corner or the wing outside the 3-point line, and shooting a jump shot. Shoot, swish, repeat. He's done some light sliding to his left and right, but still hasn't put the knee to the test in terms of hard cutting. When he gets cleared to start doing that by athletic trainer Casey Smith and his personal coach, Holger Geschwindner, Nowitzki will be ready to go through a practice.

Dallas Morning News

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December 15, 2012  10:18 AM ET

Hurry back! Your team just lost to the Raptors!

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December 15, 2012  10:52 AM ET

We Talkin 'Bout Practice And Not A Game, Bro.

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December 15, 2012  01:45 PM ET

If Dirk played like he did last year the Raptors dont have to worry about him!!!

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December 15, 2012  04:30 PM ET
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Any team would do a lot better with Dirk joining them. Even Washington would be much improved with Dirk.

Every team would double Dirk and let all the Wizard players do what they do best.... lose!

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