Dirk Nowitzki to sit 4 games out and heal
I said Iíd wait until the end to hit the injury report, but Nowitzkiís surprising shutdown is worthy of top billing for Mondayís Dose. Heís dealing with a sore knee, but the bigger issue seems to be his conditioning. Iím guessing the Mavs will run him during his rest period in hopes of getting him back into shape. His numbers have been hugely disappointing, but his trade value is just too low right now to move him in fantasy leagues. He should be back on Sunday, so get him benched in weekly leagues. Expect Shawn Marion to have a big week in his absence, while Lamar Odom, who had a season-high 16 points on Saturday, could also be worth a flier with Dirk out for the next three games.