Dirk Nowitzki ready to return for his 21st NBA season

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Dirk Nowitzki has recovered from his ankle injury and is ready to make his season debut against the Phoenix Suns on Thursday (13/12).

Per ESPN: “Dirk Nowitzki is finally ready to begin his record-breaking 21st season with the Mavericks. 

The sources said Nowitzki plans to make his season debut in Thursday’s road game against the Phoenix Suns, after a longer-than-anticipated recovery from spring surgery on his left ankle.”

Nowitzki is now entering his 21st NBA season and will set a new NBA record. The German legend and Kobe Bryant are the only players in league history to play at least 20 years for only one franchise.