DALLAS (AP) - Dallas Mavericks owner Mark Cuban says he isn't concerned about Dirk Nowitzki's swollen right knee because of the 11-time All-Star's history of coming back from injuries.
Nowitzki is missing a third straight preseason game Wednesday night when the Mavericks face the Phoenix Suns.
Cuban says Nowitzki dealt with swelling in his right knee last season. Nowitzki missed four games last January and played through the rest of the season without any problems.
Nowitzki, who had ankle problems earlier in his career, said Monday he wants to avoid arthroscopic surgery. He is limiting his workouts to the elliptical machine and time in the pool in hopes his knee will respond.

Top NBA Public Bets

NBA Top Stories

Thumbnail Lakers vs. Kings Pick Are the Los Angeles Lakers going to win for a second straight night when they play at the Sacramento Kings tonight at...
Thumbnail Spurs vs. Pelicans Pick Are the San Antonio Spurs going to notch a win at the the host New Orleans Pelicans...
Thumbnail Warriors vs. Thunder Pick Are the Golden State Warriors going to waltz into the home arena of the Oklahoma City Thunder tonight and pick up a win against the spread? Game time is 8PM...
Thumbnail Raptors vs. Knicks Pick Are the visiting Toronto Raptors going to cover the spread tonight at 7:30PM ET when they play at the New York...

NBA Team Pages