December 3, 2016, 9:49 am
Mavs forward Dirk Nowitzki will be out indefinitely with an Achilles injury.
Coach Rick Carlisle said he’ll be out “a while” and has no timeable for a return at this point. Dorian Finney-Smith will continue to start for the time being with Dwight Powell seeing significant minutes off the bench. Harrison Barnes has benefited the most from Nowitzki’s absence and figures to shoulder the bulk of the offensive load while he’s out. Nowitzki now unfortunately warrants drop consideration.
Rick Carlisle says Dirk Nowitzki (right Achilles strain) is going to be out "a while," adding the 13-time All-Star is out indefinitely.
— Earl K. Sneed (@EarlKSneed) December 3, 2016