Coming into the playoffs Dirk told Jake his ankle wasn't getting much better .
Dirk mentioned his ankle hurting his lift, which has affected his rebounding. I had wondered about that, and I was impressed with Dirk's honesty on the point. I asked Dirk if it was improving at all. He said it really wasn't.
It seemed safe after reading that to think that his ankle was as good as it was going to get since he was going to continue playing on it. But it actually has started getting better, and according to Art Garcia Dirk played without a brace in game three.
Obviously, that's good news.