Chris Kaman has strained calf, won't travel to Atlanta
"He's going to stay here and get treatment on it and hopefully get ready for next week," Carlisle said.
Mavs head athletic trainer Casey Smith will stay in Dallas over the weekend to treat and monitor Kaman and Dirk Nowitzki, who underwent arthroscopic knee surgery Friday.
Kaman's durability issues are the biggest concern for the 30-year-old big man who signed a one-year, $8 million deal with Dallas this summer. He has missed a total of 152 games over the previous five seasons due to a variety of injuries.
This is the second time that Kaman, who has not practiced the last two days, has been injured during training camp. He sprained his lower back during the Mavs' first practice, but he returned in time to play in the team's preseason opener the next week.
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