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Dirk Nowitzki | Forward

Team: Dallas Mavericks
Age / DOB:  (36) / 6/19/1978
Ht / Wt:  7'0' / 245
College: None
Contract: view contract details

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Monta Ellis said the Mavericks are still Dirk Nowitzki's team.
"I think him just being on the floor still makes us better, even when he’s not knocking shots down, ’cause teams still respect him," Ellis said. "He’s still a threat on the floor, so it really still opens up a lot." Ellis really came on strong in his first season with the Mavericks and was superb as a pick-and-roll ball handler thanks to Dirk. Nowitzki put up first-round value last season in standard fantasy leagues, but he'll have a tough time repeating that feat because he's a year older. Aug 20 - 3:27 PM

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Dirk Nowitzki feels he can still play at a high level for a couple more years.

"I was excited [to be able to play] 80 games, which nobody really saw coming after last season," said Dirk. "I still think I can play a couple more years at a high level." Dirk had a bounce-back year last season, averaging a team-high 21.7 points a game, to go along with the standard highly efficient Dirk percentages of 49.7 percent shooting from the field, 39.8 percent from 3-point range, and 89.9 from the charity stripe. However, before last season's 80-game effort, Dirk was only able to suit up for 53 games in 2013, and 62 games in 2012, so the risk is still there for the 36-year-old veteran.
Aug 18 - 2:45 PM

Dirk Nowitzki will be the subject of a documentary set to come out in Germany on September 18, 2014.

The movie is titled 'Nowitzki: Der perfekte Wurf' which in English translates to Nowitzki: The Perfect Shot. The movie will detail Dirk's rise from a standout on the German national team to an NBA MVP and champion. It will also include commentary from Kobe Bryant, Mark Cuban, Steve Nash and even an appearance from president Barack Obama.
Jul 31 - 3:10 PM

Dirk Nowitzki originally agreed to a three-year, $30 million deal with the Mavericks, but when the Mavericks needed additional money to bring on Chandler Parsons, Dirk agreed to shave off an additional $5 million to help them complete the deal.

"He’s just such a unique bird," Mavs GM Donnie Nelson said. "In a lot of respects, where the common stance in today’s modern day game is guys are their own CEOs, and they’ve got a gazillion interests out there and endorsements, and they’re like their own companies, Dirk is a true old-school throwback in that his craft is the most important thing to him... He’s all about winning a championship." Dirk's pay cut from $22.7 million earned last season, to the $7.97 million he will earn next season, is one of the largest one-year reductions in salary in NBA history.
Jul 20 - 1:26 PM

Dirk Nowitzki has officially signed a three-year, $25 million deal to stay with the Mavericks.

Dallas gets a phenomenal bargain by locking up Dirk at well below his market value, but he's made no secret of his desire to retire with the Mavs. His affordable deal allowed owner Mark Cuban to splurge on Chandler Parsons (three years, $46 million) and the Mavs have thrust themselves into the conversation as a potentially dangerous playoff team out West. Nowitzki returned first-round fantasy value last year, and he'll have a chance to do so again if he stays healthy.
Jul 15 - 3:41 PM

The Mavericks have signed Dirk Nowitzki on a three-year deal for about $30 million, according to

There was never a doubt and it's all going to come down on money. Nowitzki is believed to be willing to help the Mavericks on cap space, so we'll pass along the financials on his deal as soon as they're available. He'll be set up for a featured role again and will look have a repeat performance of his fantastic 2013-14 season.
Jul 3 - 4:31 PM

Dirk Nowitzki is waiting for other big free agents to sign before he re-signs with the Mavericks.

Nowitzki and Mavs' owner Mark Cuban met before the June 30 deadline and already have a good idea on the salary range that Dirk's eventual deal will be in. Nowitzki could have signed a deal before the deadline, but decided to wait in order to maximize the Mavs' ability to sign free agents. The Mavs have been active in speaking with free agents thus far, but Carmelo Anthony is the big fish they're waiting for and Dirk will reportedly be in attendance when the team meets with Melo.
Jul 1 - 1:21 PM

Dirk Nowitzki said he expects a short and quick meeting with owner Mark Cuban before the two come to terms on a new contract.

Obviously, Dirk isn't going anywhere. The Mavericks got a little better on paper today with the acquisition of Tyson Chandler, which also takes a little pressure off of Dirk as a rebounder and defender. He turned in first-round value in fantasy leagues and certainly has a few good years left in him.
Jun 25 - 6:49 PM

Dirk Nowitzki does not think that the Mavericks have a realistic chance of nabbing Carmelo Anthony.

"If we're actually on his radar then that's great," Nowitzki said of Anthony. "Then we obviously have to look at it. Do I think it's realistic? No." Dirk also added that with owner Mark Cuban and GM Donnie Nelson "anything is possible," but Dallas would need to make quite a few moves in order for this to become a reality. For now, we’ll pencil in Carmelo to Dallas as highly improbable.
Jun 20 - 4:25 PM

Dirk Nowitzki said he still doesn't need to take any medications or anti-inflammatores to prepare to play.

He said once he has to start taking meds, it will be "time to step aside." Nowitzki needs just 624 points to rank seventh on the NBA's all-time scoring list and he would clear the 30,000-point plateau if he's able to duplicate his 2013-14 production over the next two seasons. He had first-round value in fantasy leagues last year and his style of play should keep him on the court for at least a few more seasons.
Source: ESPN Dallas
Jun 20 - 12:04 PM

Dirk Nowitzki said that he'll sign a contract with the Mavericks "pretty quick" once free agency begins.

"[Mark Cuban] knows I don't want to go anywhere and he doesn't want me to go anywhere," said Nowitzki "This deal is not going to be about squeezing out the last dollar. We'll just have to wait and see what the years and the final number is, but I'm sure it will be respectable for both sides." Nowitzki also dismissed rumors that he's interested in the Rockets, saying that his odds of signing in Houston are "slim to none," and Mavs fans can rest assured that the former league MVP will return for at least one more season.
Jun 18 - 11:52 AM

Dirk Nowitzki said Carmelo Anthony would love to come to Dallas and the Mavericks would love to have him.

Yep, we know. Although, an offense with Carmelo and Dirk would be a strange one from a schematic standpoint. Anthony attempted the second-most mid-range shots in the past four seasons last year while Dirk actually topped Melo in makes. The Mavericks could make a run at Anthony and this won't be the last time there's an update about them doing so in the next few weeks.
Jun 13 - 9:15 AM

Dirk Nowitzki is confident that he'll quickly reach a contract agreement with the Mavericks once free agency opens on July 1.

"Four years ago, I met with Mark [Cuban] on July 2nd," Dirk said. "I don’t like the period of not knowing what’s going on. I don’t like the unknown." When asked about the odds that he'd leave the Mavericks to sign elsewhere this summer, Dirk replied, "Pretty slim to none. We all know I kind of grew up here in the Mavericks' [organization]." Dirk's willingness to accept less than market value with the Mavs should be a huge boost for the franchise as they look to recapture their championship form from 2011.
Jun 11 - 9:22 AM

Dirk Nowitzki said he agreed with not being named on any of the three All-NBA teams.

"Obviously, I’m not in the cream of the crop anymore," Nowitzki said. "I think that’s no surprise. I’ll still try to be efficient going forward." Based purely on stats, Nowitzki was certainly an All-NBA player. He ranked as the sixth-best player in fantasy basketball thanks to spectacular shooting of 49.7 percent from the field and 89.9 percent from the line. The 35-year-old forward still has plenty left in the tank.
Source: ESPN Dallas
Jun 6 - 10:55 AM

Dirk Nowitzki said during his exit interview that he will focus on "keeping the legs strong" this summer.

"As you get older, you put more time in than less," Dirk said. "I'm going to be in here quite a bit." The Big German had his best season in the past few years, posting averages of 21.7 points, 6.2 rebounds, and shooting 49.7 percent from the field. He was a top-5 fantasy forward and should still be valued highly in drafts next season.
May 9 - 3:22 PM

Depth Charts

All Positions
PG1Raymond Felton
2Jameer Nelson
3Devin Harris
4Gal Mekel
SG1Monta Ellis
2Ricky Ledo
SF1Chandler Parsons
2Al-Farouq Aminu
3Richard Jefferson
4Jae Crowder
PF1Dirk Nowitzki
2Greg Smith
3Eric Griffin
4Ivan Johnson
C1Tyson Chandler
2Brandan Wright