Dirk Nowitzki has returned from an end of the regular season vacation to the Caribbean and is ready to begin his offseason training.

Nowitzki has started each of the past two seasons slowly due either to being out of shape physically or because of injury.

Nowitzki had a PER of 23.4 during the 10-11 season in which the Dallas Mavericks won The Finals, but it has dropped to 21.7 and 19.8 in the past two seasons.