Now­itzki to miss Mavs’ opener

The Times-Tribune - - SPORTS -

Dirk Now­itzki’s de­but in his record 21st sea­son with the Dal­las Mav­er­icks won’t be in the opener.

Coach Rick Carlisle said Fri­day the 40-year-old Now­itzki will miss “mul­ti­ple weeks” with a longerthan-ex­pected re­cov­ery from left an­kle surgery in April. The Mav­er­icks open the sea­son Wed­nes­day in Phoenix.

The surgery just be­fore the end of last sea­son was to re­move bone spurs.

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