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Dirk Nowitzki | Forward | #41

Team: Dallas Mavericks
Age / DOB:  (37) / 6/19/1978
Ht / Wt:  7'0' / 245
College: None
Drafted: 1998 / Rd. 1 (9) / MLW
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Dirk Nowitzki scored 10 points on 4-of-8 shooting Friday, with eight rebounds, one steal and two turnovers in 24 minutes.
Dirk also appeared to suffer a right ankle injury during the game, although he was able to play through it. However, the Mavs are on a back-to-back set, and Dirk hasn't been playing in those lately, so with the ankle tweak we're going to consider him doubtful for Saturday's game in Memphis. If he's out, Charlie Villanueva would likely start with guys like Chandler Parsons, Raymond Felton and J.J. Barea seeing some increased opportunity on offense. Feb 6 - 2:41 AM

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Dirk Nowitzki will play Friday vs. the Spurs, but his status for Saturday's game vs. the Grizzlies has not yet been determined.

Carlisle said as recently as January 31 that Nowitzki will not be playing in back-to-back sets, so it'll be interesting to see if he changes his stance on that subject for Saturday's game. If Dirk is out vs. the Grizzlies, Charlie Villanueva would likely enter the starting five to matchup with Memphis' bully-ball lineup, and there would be more minutes available for guys like Raymond Felton and Dwight Powell. Stay tuned.

Dirk Nowitzki said he doesn't agree with Kareem Abdul-Jabbar's recent comments that he is a one-trick pony.

Abdul-Jabbar recently said Nowitzki was a one-trick pony and was unable to dominate during his career, but Dirk shrugged of the Hall of Famer's comments. "People have opinions," Nowitzki said. "He's one of the greatest ever to play the game, so I'm not going to get in a war of words. I respect his opinion. I don't necessarily agree with it, but it is what it is." Comments aside, the 37-year-old is worth a nightly start in all fantasy leagues as he's still averaging 17.7 points, 6.5 rebounds, 1.7 assists, and 1.7 three-pointers this season.
Source: ESPN Dallas
Feb 4 - 9:39 AM

Dirk Nowitzki hit 10-of-21 shots and two 3-pointers for 28 points, four rebounds and three blocks in Wednesday's loss to the Heat.

The old guy is playing well and has scored 18 and 28 points in his two games since getting a night off for rest. Keep using him as long as you know he's going to play.
Feb 4 - 12:01 AM

Dirk Nowitzki scored 18 points with three rebounds, one assist and two steals in 31 minutes during a 112-97 loss to the Hawks on Monday.

He hasn't attempted more than three free throws in a game since Jan. 18, but he went to the line 11 times tonight. Nowitzki might be rested more in back-to-back sets now that the team is worried about his knee. He is still worth owning in all leagues, but expect his value to dip.
Feb 1 - 11:29 PM

Dirk Nowitzki will start against the Hawks on Monday.

He rested on Sunday and should be all set for tonight. The Mavs have another back-to-back set on Friday and Saturday, so Dirk might be out for one of those, too.
Feb 1 - 7:39 PM

Dirk Nowitzki (rest) will not play Sunday vs. the Suns.

Rick Carlisle said that Dirk isn’t playing in back-to-back sets "right now," so he could also sit during Dallas’ upcoming back-to-back set later this week Friday vs. The Spurs and Saturday vs. the Grizzlies. Charlie Villanueva will likely return to the starting lineup, with guys like Deron Williams, Wesley Matthews and Chandler Parsons all doing a bit more on offense. Expect Dirk to return to the starting lineup Monday vs. the Hawks.

Dirk Nowitzki returned from one game of rest on Friday with 12 points, eight rebounds, two steals and four blocks in 29 minutes.

The Mavs used him at center a little bit tonight and played some zone against the woeful Nets to help the block total. His blocks were the most since 2014 and he was a little surprised. "They shot a couple in my hand, I guess," Nowitzki said. He might have some knee concerns going forward, but start him as long as he's active.
Jan 30 - 1:13 AM

Dirk Nowitzki will play against the Nets on Friday.

There was never a doubt and he should be solid in a favorable matchup.
Jan 29 - 8:32 PM

Dirk Nowitzki (rest) will not suit up for Wednesday's game vs. the Warriors.

Head coach Rick Carlisle has been dishing out the rest days in a Popovich-like fashion this season, so owners will need to be leery of back-to-back sets for the 17-year veteran as we make our way into the second-half of the season. Charlie Villanueva will likely draw the start tonight, and there will be more minutes available for Dwight Powell, although neither guy makes for all that appealing of a DFS play with a tough matchup against Golden State.
Jan 27 - 1:10 PM

Dirk Nowitzki hit the game-winning shot in Tuesday's 92-90 win over the Lakers, scoring 13 points with six boards and one assist in 30 minutes.

His stats don't jump off the page, but Nowitzki was clutch when it mattered the most. The Mavericks are on the front end of a back-to-back set, but it's hard to imagine that they will hold Nowitzki out against the Warriors on Wednesday. Just check the injury report to be safe, but he should be in the lineup.
Jan 27 - 1:12 AM

Dirk Nowitzki has retired from the German national team as well as international basketball competition.

Nowitzki is 37 years old and Germany didn't even qualify to play at the 2016 Olympics, so this is hardly a surprise. Still, it's worth noting that Dirk will now have this summer to rest and recover as he enters the 2016-17 campaign, possibly the final year of his career.
Jan 25 - 2:51 PM

Dirk Nowitzki (knee) scored 19 points in 27 minutes of action on Sunday, hitting 7-of-13 shots with four 3-pointers and three rebounds.

Dirk recently announced that he will no longer play for the German national team as his career nears its end, and the Mavs will continue to be cautious with his playing time throughout the season. It's safe to activate Dirk but owners should double-check his status for Tuesday's game as a precaution.
Jan 24 - 7:27 PM

Dirk Nowitzki (knee) will play Sunday vs. the Rockets, as expected.

Dirk will be joined by Deron Williams, Wesley Matthews, Chandler Parsons and Salah Mejri in the first-unit for today's game, so owners can feel free to get him active with a matchup against the worst team in the league at defending the power forward position.

Dirk Nowitzki (knee) has been upgraded to probable for Sunday's game vs. the Rockets.

He was originally questionable and was able play 29 minutes on Friday, so this is a great sign. Nowitzki's knee injury is minor, but it's something to keep in mind down the stretch as the Mavs may be more willing to rest him. Get him in your lineups.
Jan 24 - 12:52 PM

Depth Charts

All Positions
PosRoleName
PG1Deron Williams
2J.J. Barea
SG1Wesley Matthews
2Raymond Felton
3Devin Harris
4John Jenkins
SF1Chandler Parsons
2Jeremy Evans
3Justin Anderson
PF1Dirk Nowitzki
2Dwight Powell
3Charlie Villanueva
C1Zaza Pachulia
2JaVale McGee
3Salah Mejri
4Satnam Singh