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Dirk Nowitzki | Forward

Team: Dallas Mavericks
Age / DOB:  (37) / 6/19/1978
Ht / Wt:  7'0' / 245
College: None
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Dirk Nowitzki recorded his second straight double-double on Wednesday, scoring 13 points with 14 rebounds, two assists, one steal and only one turnover in 35 minutes.
The Mavericks have followed up their six-game win streak with three consecutive losses, dropping them to 9-7 in the unforgiving Western Conference. Dirk made 5-of-8 FGs and 3-of-3 FTs tonight, and the playing time tied his season high. He's averaging right around 29-30 minutes this season, same as last year, but over the past six games that's leapt to 32.5. Nov 26 - 12:25 AM

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Dirk Nowitzki is playing against the Spurs on Wednesday.

No rest on a back-to-back this time, so get him in your lineup like you normally would. Raymond Felton is likely starting for Chandler Parsons (rest).
Nov 25 - 8:25 PM

Dirk Nowitzki is warming up to play against the Spurs on Wednesday.

There was a guess earlier this evening that Dirk could sit, but it sounds like he'll be out there. We'll have official confirmation once he's announced as a starter.
Nov 25 - 7:35 PM

Dirk Nowitzki has a chance to rest on Wednesday against the Spurs, according to Eddie Sefko of the Dallas Morning News.

This is just a guess, but it's an educated one with the Mavs playing on the second half of a back-to-back set. If he's out, Charlie Villanueva would get the start and Dwight Powell would play more, too.
Nov 25 - 7:03 PM

Dirk Nowitzki was excellent during Dallas' win over Utah on Friday, racking up 19 points on 8-of-12 shooting to go with three 3-pointers, four boards, two assists, one steal, three blocks and just one turnover in 32 minutes.

The 37-year-old just doesn't seem to age, and he's currently producing at a top-15 rate in 9-cat leagues, and top-30 in 8-cat leagues. The Mavs have also exceeded expectations this season, owning a 9-4 record, which has them sitting at the No. 3 spot in the Western Conference rankings. If the Mavs are competing for a playoff spot, winning will be prioritized over development, meaning Dirk will be playing in April. Still, selling high on the 17-year veteran seems like the smarter move rather than hoping Dallas can keep over performing.
Nov 21 - 3:08 AM

Dirk Nowitzki had a game-high 23 points on 9-of-14 shooting vs. the Celtics on Wednesday, adding seven rebounds, one assist and one steal in 34 minutes of action.

In the process, Dirk passed Dominique Wilkins into 13th place for all-time field goals made. The former MVP is still getting it done at age 37, returning top-30 fantasy value with impeccable efficiency, and this looks like an ideal sell-high moment.
Nov 18 - 11:09 PM

Dirk Nowitzki scored 21 points against the 76ers on Monday with five rebounds, one block, one steal and three 3-pointers in 31 minutes.

He hit a dagger 3-pointer because Nerlens Noel left him wide open. Nowitzki getting 31 minute is a great sign with the Mavs managing minutes and they've been able to keep him 28 per game so far this season. He's been outstanding and is putting up early-round value.
Nov 16 - 10:15 PM

Dirk Nowitzki and Wes Matthews are starting vs. the 76ers on Monday.

No surprises here, and both players can comfortably be plugged into active lineups with a favorable matchup against Philly.
Nov 16 - 7:02 PM

Dirk Nowtizki is expected to play on Monday vs. the Sixers.

Nowitzki rested on Saturday against the Rockets, but it was just a one-game deal and he'll be back in his usual starting spot on Monday.
Nov 16 - 12:33 PM

In a recent interview, Dirk Nowitzki said he intends to play out his contract.

Dirk is signed through the 2016-17 season, so don't expect any early retirement talk from the big man. "I’m going to definitely ride this contract out (this season and next). I don’t know. We’ll see what happens after that," he said. Nowitzki is averaging 17.8 points, 7.2 rebounds and 1.9 triples on 52.6 percent shooting while connecting on 50 percent of his 3-point attempts. Age is looking good on Dirk.
Source: USA Today
Nov 16 - 10:41 AM

Dirk Nowitzki, Wes Matthews and Chandler Parsons will not play against the Rockets on Saturday.

The Mavs will likely be starting Deron Williams, John Jenkins, Jeremy Evans, Charlie Villanueva and Zaza Pachulia. They also could use Ray Felton in place of Jenkins or Evans. Dwight Powell should also get a big chance off the bench and is a very interesting play tonight.
Nov 14 - 7:01 PM

The Mavs are planning to rest Dirk Nowitzki and Wes Matthews on Saturday against the Rockets.

This will be Dirk's first DNP and it has a lot to do with how they're playing four games in five nights. The Mavs will most likely be starting Charlie Villanueva, but it's Dwight Powell who is the interesting play tonight. We'll look for confirmation shortly.
Nov 14 - 6:41 PM

Dirk Nowitzki turned back the clock in Wednesday's win over the Clippers, draining 11-of-14 shots with five 3-pointers to score a game-high 31 points.

The former MVP also grabbed 11 rebounds and he's crushing his ADP as a top-25 value in 9-cat leagues. Whether he can keep up this level of efficient production is doubtful, but he's already made his owners look smart for snagging him in the middle rounds.
Nov 12 - 12:27 AM

Dirk Nowitzki scored 18 points during 30 minutes of action in a 107-98 win over the Pelicans, adding seven rebounds, three assists and two 3-pointers.

All the buzz in the preseason was that Dirk would be closer to 24-25 minutes, but he's currently sitting as a guy projected for minutes in the low 30s when garbage time isn't in play. Whatever the case, his owners aren't complaining about Dirk putting up top-25 value so far. He's a classic sell high player, but almost everyone knows that.
Nov 8 - 3:18 AM

Dirk Nowitzki scored 14 points against the Hornets on Thursday with six rebounds and no turnovers.

He was just 4-of-12 from the field in 28 minutes. This game got to garbage time, so once again it looked like Dirk was on pace for 30 minutes. Although, he probably will be looking at less time once the Mavs can drop the restrictions of their wings.
Nov 6 - 12:47 AM

Depth Charts

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