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Tuesday, February 9, 2010
Nuggets' Martin out
By Tim MacMahon
DENVER -- Nuggets forward
will not play against the Mavericks due to chronic discomfort in his left knee.
Martin has been dealing with tendonitis in his left knee patella and might rest through the All-Star break.
The Dallas native is the Nuggets' best defender, drawing the assignment on
. Denver coach George Karl compared his absence to a football team losing its middle linebacker.
, who had a brief stint with the Mavericks, will start in Martin's place.