• Dirk Nowitzki
    C/F, Dallas Mavericks

    Dirk Nowitzki (ankle) is getting extended rest from the Mavericks' staff and October 12 will be next time we can expect an update.

    There is no reason for the Mavericks to rush their future Hall-of-Famer back on the court. Nowitzki has accepted a mentor's role with the club and will be grooming young stars like Dennis Smith Jr. and rookie Luka Doncic to carry the torch for the team. The 40-year-old has little left in the tank and could fall off the standard league radar this season.

    Source: Tim MacMahon on Twitter