ATLANTA – Even before they knew Dirk Nowitzki was going to have surgery, the Dallas Mavericks were already preparing themselves for the inevitable. Nowitzki had his swollen right knee drained twice since training camp started less than a month ago. And the swelling just wouldn't go away. Thus, the Mavs' franchise player underwent successful surgery on Friday, then started on the long journey to recovery.
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