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Dirk Nowitzki | Forward

Team: Dallas Mavericks
Age / DOB:  (36) / 6/19/1978
Ht / Wt:  7'0' / 245
College: None
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Dirk Nowitzki has recovered from a stomach illness that bothered him in late December and early January, and he said that he's "starting to feel better again."
Nowitzki had a rest day on Wednesday and may have a few more as the season progresses, but he's not in imminent danger of any DNP-CDs. Dirk's stats have dipped across the board this year, including scoring (18.7 points per game), but we may see an uptick in the coming weeks now that his ailment is behind him. Jan 20 - 7:57 PM

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Dirk Nowitzki scored 21 points with six rebounds and two 3-pointers in 32 minutes against the Grizzlies on Monday.

That rest day from Wednesday has helped him out in his last two games with a 25-point effort on Friday and this solid effort today. Nowitzki had one of his worst months in his career in December, making just 43.5 percent from the field, and he was at just 44.0 percent from the field this month before today. He'll get some rest days here and there, but his owner might be willing to sell him below market value.
Jan 19 - 8:22 PM

Dirk Nowitzki went for 25 and nine after a game off, hitting 8-of-18 shots with four treys, nine boards and a steal in the Mavs' 97-89 win over the Nuggets on Friday.

Dirk hit 5-of-5 freebies for good measure and he has actually quietly slid into the late early-rounds with shooting issues that are likely to be corrected. Pick a quiet night and be ready to fire off a buy low offer.
Jan 17 - 1:50 AM

Dirk Nowitzki will return to the starting lineup for Friday's game against the Nuggets, sending Richard Jefferson back to the bench.

Nowitzki was rested during the Mavs' last game, but he'll return tonight with a favorable matchup against the Nuggets. Get him active.
Jan 16 - 1:01 PM

Dirk Nowitzki (rest), Rajon Rondo (Achilles) and Tyson Chandler (ankle) will not play on Wednesday, according to Mavs play-by-play announcer Mark Followill.

This leaves owners scrambling to adjust lineups at the last moment, and should heap minutes and shot attempts onto Monta Ellis and Chandler Parsons. Devin Harris will likely assume the starting PG job, while J.J. Barea, Charlie Villanueva and Greg Smith will also assume big roles. It will be all hands on deck for Dallas as they try to steal a road win in Denver. The good news for Dirk's owners is that this is a simple precaution during a back-to-back set, and he should be fine for Friday's home game.

Dirk Nowitzki played well in an blowout 120-100 loss to the Clippers on Saturday with 25 points, six rebounds, one assist and two 3-pointers.

He was stuck in a bit of a slump before today, making just 43.2 percent from the field in his previous 10 games. Nowitzki is still coasting along as an early-round player in fantasy leagues, but there will be a greater chance of him resting in back-to-backs later this season.
Jan 10 - 6:44 PM

Dirk Nowitzki scored 15 points on 7-of-12 shooting on Sunday, adding five rebounds, three assists, one 3-pointer, and two blocks, as the Mavs dominated the Cavs.

Dirk only played 25 minutes in this one as the game was out of hand early. However, he now needs just 13 more points to pass Moses Malone for 7th place on the all-time scoring list, and given his 18.6 points per game average, Dirk should have no problem cementing another milestone during Monday's game against the Nets.
Jan 4 - 4:51 PM

Dirk Nowitzki shifted to center on Sunday in Tyson Chandler's absence, racking up 30 points on 8-of-13 FGs and 12-of-12 FTs with two 3-pointers, five rebounds, two assists, one steal and two blocks.

The Mavs' elder statesman racked up those impressive stats in just 29 minutes, helping his team improve to 22-10 with a win vs. the visiting Thunder. Tyson Chandler (back spasms) is questionable to play vs. the Wizards on Tuesday, but even if he sits out it seems unlikely that Dirk would start in the middle vs. Marcin Gortat.
Sun, Dec 28, 2014 10:30:00 PM

Dirk Nowitzki scored 14 points on 5-of-13 shooting with eight rebounds and one steal over 24 minutes as he continued to deal with an illness throughout Friday's game.

Dirk may actually need some time off to buck whatever bug he has so owners will want to keep an eye out for that. Monta Ellis played through his illness tonight and had 15 points, seven assists and three steals in the Mavs' win.
Sat, Dec 27, 2014 04:08:00 AM

Dirk Nowitzki and Monta Ellis will play against the Lakers on Friday.

Dirk missed shootaround today and was questionable for this one. There is no worth on how much he will play, but the Mavericks are not on a back-to-back set or anything. He should be ready to roll for his fantasy owners in a great matchup tonight.
Fri, Dec 26, 2014 06:54:00 PM

Dirk Nowitzki (illness) missed Friday morning's shootaround, and his status for tonight's game vs. the Lakers is not yet known.

Dirk is dealing with a stomach issue, and went to get it checked out this morning. If he's unable to go Friday, Charlie Villanueva and Greg Smith would be in line for extended minutes. Villanueva is coming off an 18-point game, and he'd make for an interesting play in daily leagues with a favorable matchup vs. the Lakers if Dirk is forced to sit. Stay tuned.
Fri, Dec 26, 2014 12:20:00 PM

Dirk Nowitzki hit 5-of-11 shots and a 3-pointer for 16 points, five rebounds, five assists and a steal in Tuesday's easy win over the Knicks.

Most of the Dallas starters played less than 25 minutes and Dirk played just 23 in the blowout. He's been a bit hit or miss lately, but his stat line would have looked much better had his team needed him in the fourth quarter.
Tue, Dec 16, 2014 10:31:00 PM

Dirk Nowitzki struggled against the Grizzlies, scoring just 11 points on 4-of-17 shooting, including an 0-of-6 mark beyond the arc.

He chipped in six rebounds, four assists and one block, so it wasn't a total loss for fantasy purposes. The bigger concern is that he looked exhausted late in the game and the Mavs have already given him a few nights off to rest this season, which means owners should double-check his status prior to Wednesday's game vs. New Orleans.
Tue, Dec 9, 2014 10:37:00 PM

Dirk Nowitzki twisted his ankle early in Sunday's game but continued playing to finish with 21 points, one 3-pointer, four rebounds and one steal in just 26 minutes.

He shot 8-of-12 from the field overall and didn't seem bothered by his ankle despite landing awkwardly on someone's foot after a jump shot. We'll keep an eye on Dirk's status for Tuesday's game in Memphis, but fantasy owners can assume he'll be ready to go vs. a Southwest Division rival.
Sun, Dec 7, 2014 10:33:00 PM

Dirk Nowitzki returned from a one-game absence on Friday, making 2-of-10 from the field for 10 points with four rebounds and one turnover in 32 minutes.

The Mavs sat him down on Wednesday due to playing 42 minutes on Tuesday for his second DNP in four days. Nowitzki is likely going to miss a few more back-to-back sets and he does have another one starting on Tuesday, so his owners will want to keep their eyes peels for that one.
Sat, Dec 6, 2014 01:54:00 AM