5 Predictions as the Dallas Mavericks Await Dirk Nowitzki's Return

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5 Predictions as the Dallas Mavericks Await Dirk Nowitzki's Return
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After getting off to a blazing-hot start without their superstar, Dirk Nowitzki, in the lineup, the Dallas Mavericks have now come back down to earth, losing three straight to fall to 4-4 on the season.

As of Monday, Nowitzki told  CBSSports.com that his rehab from right knee surgery was taking "longer than he hoped it would," so things don't exactly look promising to get Dirk back any time soon.

Since there is no real set timetable for Dirk's return, the team must now rally around each other if it wishes to get back over .500 by the time Nowitzki is healthy.

Here are five predictions about how the team will fare in the next few weeks as it continues to await the return of Dirk Nowitzki

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