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Dirk Nowitzki | Center/Forward | #41

Team: Dallas Mavericks
Age / DOB:  (38) / 6/19/1978
Ht / Wt:  7'0' / 245
College: None
Drafted: 1998 / Rd. 1 (9) / MLW
Contract: view contract details

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Dirk Nowitzki scored 23 points during a 111-104 win in Brooklyn on Sunday, adding nine rebounds and three 3-pointers in 27 minutes.
The Mavs were able to split their four-game road trip with a 2-2 record to keep them just three games behind the Nuggets. This is important for Dirk because he may lose playing time once the Mavs fall out of the playoff race. Moving forward, their four-game homestand is not going to be easy with games against the Warriors, Clippers, Raptors and Thunder. Even with three games for the upcoming week, it still makes sense to start a hot Nowitzki. Mar 19 - 3:39 PM

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Dirk Nowitzki scored 20 points on Wednesday, while Harrison Barnes scored 22 points, helping the Mavericks snap a five-game road losing streak vs. the Wizards.

Nowitzki passed Clifford Robinson for 10th place on the all-time games-played list, just the latest reminder of his seeming agelessness. Dirk hit 7-of-15 shots tonight with three 3-pointers, four rebounds, two assists and one block, as the Mavs improved their road record to 9-23.
Mar 15 - 10:46 PM

Dirk Nowitzki scored 23 points with 11 rebounds, two assists and one 3-pointer during a 100-98 loss to the Suns on Saturday.

He said he is open to playing to more years and who can blame him? Dirk now has double-doubles in three of his last four games and it's hard to believe there was some concern of his career ending earlier this season. Nowitzki is paying some serious dividends for those who weathered the storm earlier this year.
Mar 12 - 1:25 AM

Dirk Nowitzki said he's open to the idea of playing another two years.

In case you missed it, Nowitzki has already confirmed that he will back for the final year of his deal in 2017-18. "And then, I don’t know, we’ll just see," Nowitzki said. "Twenty years sounds great, but if I’m still having fun and, like I said, the body’s holding up, I’ll meet with family again and see and we’ll make a decision. As of now, I think I want to leave the end open, but definitely want to come back next year and compete at a high level." After joining the 30,000-point club on Tuesday, a well-rested Nowitzki should be ready to torch the Nets on Friday.
Mar 9 - 9:58 AM

Dirk Nowitzki hit 9-of-13 shots and three 3-pointers for 25 points, 11 rebounds and a block, joining five other superstars in the elite 30,000-point club on Tuesday night.

The pressure was on, as t-shirts were printed up to celebrate the milestone, but Dirk scored all 25 points in the first half, much to the delight of owner Mark Cuban and personal coach Holger Geschwinder. Emotions were running high and there was dancing (from Cuban) and tears (from Geschwinder). The Mavs also got the win and are now just 2.0 games behind the Nuggets for the No. 8 seed in the West. Nowitzki joined Kareem Abdul-Jabbar, Karl Malone, Kobe Bryant, Michael Jordan and Wilt Chamberlain in the 30,000-point club. Congratulations!
Mar 7 - 11:04 PM

Dirk Nowitzki started at center vs. OKC on Sunday and tied his season high with 12 rebounds, adding 18 points, three assists and one 3-pointer in 30 minutes of action.

It was Dirk's fifth double-double of the season and he's been hitting the boards hard lately, to the delight of his fantasy owners. He's now just 20 points shy of 30,000 for his career, a remarkable achievement that speaks to his offensive genius and career longevity. The only players to have reached the 30k plateau in NBA history are Wilt Chamberlain, Michael Jordan, Kobe Bryant, Karl Malone and Kareem Abdul-Jabbar. Dirk's days as an elite fantasy option are over, but he's still returning mid-round value in his 19th NBA season.
Mar 5 - 11:11 PM

Dirk Nowitzki double-doubled on Wednesday with 11 points, 10 rebounds and one assist in 28 minutes during a tough road loss in Atlanta.

Dirk was 0-of-6 from deep without any defensive stats, so it wasn't a well-rounded line, but consistent playing time is the key. When Mark Cuban was asked whether he wanted to claim the No. 8 seed or start looking toward the draft, he joked, "I want us to get No. 8 or better now, and hope medical science hasn’t found its way to Golden State." As long as Dallas is within striking range, Dirk shouldn't be in danger of being shut down.
Mar 1 - 11:18 PM

Dirk Nowitzki ended up with just eight points in 26 minutes on Monday against the Heat.

The veteran misfired on seven of his nine field-goal attempts, but he was able to salvage the stat line with a season-high 12 rebounds, a blocked shot and an assist in his 26 minutes on the floor. He looked like vintage Dirk for a five-game stretch from Feb. 7-15, but he is back to just 11.3 points per game over his past three outings. While he is a shell of his former self, he remains a useful fantasy option in most formats thanks to his still high rate of rebounds.
Feb 27 - 11:20 PM

Dirk Nowitzki scored 18 points during a 96-83 win over the Pelicans Saturday, adding nine rebounds, one steal, one block and two 3-pointers in 28 minutes.

It is likely going to be his last start at center with Nerlens Noel set to take over that spot, but coach Rick Carlisle suggested Dirk will be sliding to the four. "I don't see Dirk coming off the bench as a good option," Carlisle said. "I don't see it in my wheelhouse." Nowitzki has sneakily been a top-50 player in his last 20 active games, so his patient owners are seeing some nice dividends.
Feb 26 - 12:42 AM

Dirk Nowitzki scored 24 points on 9-of-19 shooting in Wednesday's 98-91 loss to the Pistons.

He's 38 years old but he's clearly still got it. Nowitzki grabbed 10 rebounds to give him his third double-double of the season, adding three assists, one block, one steal and four triples in 30 minutes. Mark Cuban has insisted that Dallas won't tank, so Nowitzki's owners will be hoping that they don't blow up their roster at the deadline and to continue fighting for the No. 8 seed out West. With that said, he's averaging 20.2 points, 6.6 rebounds, 2.4 assists, 1.4 steals and 2.2 triples over his last five games, so he's an obvious sell-high candidate.
Feb 15 - 10:35 PM

Dirk Nowitzki logged 29 minutes on Monday, making 7-of-17 shots to finish with 18 points, five rebounds, three assists, two steals and one 3-pointer.

Dirk played only 18 minutes in an easy win vs. the Magic on Saturday, but his minutes were back up tonight -- excluding Saturday's blowout, he's averaging 32.0 minutes in the Mavs' past three games. The loss dropped Dallas 3.0 games behind the No. 8 seed Nuggets (who beat Golden State tonight), but as long as they're within reach Nowitzki should be safe from a shut down scenario.
Feb 13 - 11:08 PM

Dirk Nowitzki scored 20 points with seven rebounds, two assists and two steals in 37 minutes against the Jazz on Thursday.

He is still Dirk Nowitzki. The future Hall of Fame German hit a game-tying bucket to send this game to OT, and his 37 minutes are his most since the season opener. The Mavs will finish up their first half with games every other day, so Nowitzki should be somewhat restriction free until the All-Star Game. Although, they kick off their second half with a back-to-back set starting in Minnesota. It feels like Dirk can play forever.
Feb 10 - 12:07 AM

Dirk Nowitzki hit a huge 3-pointer with 3.9 seconds remaining in Tuesday's 114-113 loss to the Blazers that gave the Mavs a momentary lead, but the heroics of Portland's C.J. McCollum were too much and the Blazers escaped with the win.

Dirk hit two big 3-pointers late in the loss and finished with 25 points, five boards, three assists, two blocks and four 3-pointers in 30 minutes, just missing his season high in scoring (26). Dirk hadn't scored more than nine points in his previous four games, but got back on track tonight. Dallas is only 3.5 games out of the playoffs, so there's a decent chance that Dirk could play big minutes down the stretch. If he's available on your waiver wire, it makes sense to pick him up.
Feb 7 - 11:20 PM

Dirk Nowitzki won't have restrictions on Tuesday vs. the Blazers according to coach Rick Carlisle.

The big man played 24 minutes on Monday vs. the Nuggets, but he's good to go for the second night of a back-to-back set. Fire him up in all season-long lineups.
Feb 7 - 7:06 PM

Dirk Nowitzki returned from a rest day to score 15 points in 28 minutes on Sunday, making 5-of-11 field goals and 3-of-3 free throws with a pair of 3-pointers.

Nowitzki added 10 rebounds and a season-high four blocks, giving him seven blocks in his past two games combined. Dirk has sat out during some back-to-back sets, while playing through others, but he said he's "not planning to sit out" against the Cavaliers on Monday. Assuming he does suit up vs. Cleveland, Dirk's owners should get a full three-game week from him.
Jan 29 - 10:46 PM

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PG1Yogi Ferrell
2J.J. Barea
SG1Seth Curry
2Devin Harris
3Manny Harris
SF1Wesley Matthews
2Dorian Finney-Smith
3Nicolas Brussino
PF1Harrison Barnes
2Dwight Powell
3Jarrod Uthoff
C1Dirk Nowitzki
2Nerlens Noel
3Salah Mejri
4A.J. Hammons