Tim MacMahon ESPN Staff Writer
Rick Carlisle, essentially telling reporters to stop asking about Dirk Nowitzki's status: "I talked to [Mavs head athletic trainer Casey Smith] yesterday, and I think he's going to be out for a while. I think indefinitely is an accurate word. … Taking daily questions about it gets exhausting for him. And if it's not going to happen real soon, then what's the point? Look, progress has been made. It's just not there yet."