Dirk Nowitzki plans on resuming basketball activity within the next two weeks and is targeting a mid-December return to games.

Nowitzki underwent arthroscopic surgery on his right knee on Oct. 19.

"I guess after every surgery you have some ups and downs," said Nowitzki. "You have some good days and you do a little more and you have a couple bad days.

"There were tons of bad days there a couple weeks ago. But it's getting better, and that's why we increased the workload starting yesterday."