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Rotowire: Oct 12 / 2:57p ET
News: Nowitzki (rest) will not travel to Tulsa, Okla. for Tuesday's preseason game against the Thunder, Dwain Price of the Fort Worth Star-Telegram reports.
Impact: Nowitzki has yet to make his preseason debut, but with an NBA title and 13 All-Star appearances on his resume, the 37-year-old has little to gain by wearing himself out in exhibitions.
Rotowire: Sep 28 / 11:34a ET
News: Nowitzki could see a lighter workload this season, as Mavericks coach Rick Carlisle said Monday that he hopes to keep the power forward in the range of 26 minutes per game, Earl Sneed of Mavs.com reports.
Impact: As Nowitzki enters his 18th NBA season, it's natural to expect him to see reduced playing time, and an average of 26 minutes per game would easily be the forward's lowest total since his rookie year of 1998-99. Nowitzki averaged 17.3 points and 5.9 rebounds in 29.6 minutes last season, so his numbers in those categories will likely regress accordingly, assuming Carlisle sticks to his plan.