Dirk Nowitzki is likely to play a reserve role for the Dallas Mavericks this season.
The Mavericks signed DeAndre Jordan in free agency to play center, which has been Nowitzki's primary position over the past two seasons. Dallas is also expected to start Luka Doncic at power forward.
"When we signed DeAndre, it was pretty much clear in my head that I'm coming off the bench," Nowitzki said at the Mavs' media day Friday. "It's all about winning, at the end of the day. Whatever puts us in the best position to win is what we're going to roll with, and coach Carlisle has obviously shown over his time here that he's willing to try anything.
"If that's the case, and I'm coming off the bench, we better keep [an exercise] bike ready and keep a couple of massage therapists in the back, and I'll be ready to go."