As most of the Mavericks started filtering toward the locker room to get ready for their long flight to Portland, Dirk Nowitzki was hitched up to thick bungee cords and going through a series of jumps.

He had to go up and grab the rim while the cords were anchored taut to the floor to provide resistance.

It's all designed to continue building the strength in his right knee, on which he had arthroscopic surgery in October.