Chris Kaman, Brandan Wright take steps toward return

DALLAS -- Injured centers Chris Kaman and Brandan Wright have made significant progress, but they have yet to be cleared to play.

Kaman (sprained back) and Wright (strained quad) did non-contact work during practice for the first time since they were injured over the weekend. They also did some running.

Kaman and Wright both hope to be able to play in at least one of the Mavs' preseason games against Alba Berlin and FC Barcelona Regal over the next week.