Free-agency disaster leaves Dirk Nowitzki alone atop Mavericks' skeleton roster.
Jeremy Lin continues to quiet doubters with great performance vs. Mavericks.
With a short preseason, the Mavericks have to put chemistry on a back burner.
Mavericks continue downhill slide, even with Dirk Nowitzki back in lineup.
DALLAS -- Starting center Tyson Chandler is expected to return for the Dallas Mavericks on Thursday after missing one game with a stomach illness.
Mavericks grades: Tyson Chandler and Dirk Nowitzki are at the head of the class.