Dirk discusses first-half league injuries
Q. With all the injuries in the NBA this year, how much do you attribute to the fact that there's so many games coming so fast?
DIRK NOWITZKI: Yeah, we knew that coming in that the schedule was a monster. It was everyone's fault. It was the players' fault, it was the NBA's fault. We knew this was coming for two years and we didn't do anything about it, so now we have to deal with this shortened season and just play a lot of games. We've got nine games in 12 games coming out of the break, which is a ridiculous number of games. But we've just got to deal with it and go from there. We've just got to fight through it. We knew coming in it was going to be bad, but you've just got to deal with it.