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Dallas Mavericks' rotation keeps a star playing at all times | Eddie Sefko - DMN
"We all know that when I sit out too long, I get a little stiff," Nowitzki said. "It just gets me in and out quicker. "Plus, it lets Jason [Terry] in the game with J-Kidd for a while, and they can get a nice little rhythm going." In general, when Nowitzki goes out, Terry usually comes in. At, or near, the end of the first quarter, Nowitzki will return and Kidd will sit. When Kidd returns, Nowitzki usually will get his second rest of the half.

The word on Roddy Beaubois | ESPN Dallas - Tim MacMahon
Dirk Nowitzki: "He’s impressed everybody so far. He’s picked up a lot of the stuff quick. We all knew that he was fast and could score, but in the NBA game, there’s a lot more than just being fast. He’s learned the rotations, the defense, all the calls. I think he’s adjusted real, real well. We’re all impressed by his progress and improvement. He’s still got a long way to go in this league, but I really like his upside."

Mavs Donuts: Are Hornets Garage-Selling Paul Or Okafor? |
Let's don't lose sight of this: For all the excitement of "new pieces," how much better/more productive are any of these people than the incumbents? The starting combo of Erick Dampier and Drew Gooden is so far giving the Mavs 9.7 points, 10.6 rebounds and 1.9 blocks from whichever guy starts