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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 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

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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

Dirk Nowitzki (rest) is expected to return for Sunday's game against the Spurs.

The Mavs have another back-to-back set with the first game on the road and the second one at home, so Dirk playing is a good sign. He will very likely have a limited role to keep his minutes down, but he could still make a splash in that time. His return will take minutes from Salah Mejri and Dwight Powell.
Jan 28 - 2:40 PM

Dirk Nowitzki (rest) will not travel for Thursday against the Thunder.

It's just rest for the future Hall of Fame big man. Nowitzki had himself a really nice game in 25 minutes against the Knicks on Wednesday, scoring 19 points with four rebounds, two assists, three blocks and no turnovers. He'll likely be getting days off going forward. With him out, it should be Andrew Bogut, Salah Mejri and Dwight Powell picking up minutes.
Jan 25 - 11:35 PM

Dirk Nowitzki scored 13 points on 5-of-11 shooting to go with five boards, one assist, one steal, one block, one 3-pointer and one turnover in just 20 minutes of play.

This was a solid bounce-back performance following Friday's 1-of-13 shooting disaster, and he also tied J.R. Smith for the 15th spot on the all-time 3-point shooting list in this one. The game was a massive blowout, which helps explain the low minutes for Dirk, but his owners can expect his playing time to return to the upper-20s with a matchup against the Knicks on Wednesday.
Jan 22 - 6:09 PM

Dirk Nowitzki made just 1-of-13 from the field for four points in 25 minutes agaisnt the Jazz on Friday.

Yuck. Nowitzki tweaked his ankle on Thursday and wasn't limited tonight. Although, he didn't play all of overtime likely to keep his minutes down. He played a combined 54 minutes in the back-to-back set, which is almost double what he did in the previous instances since his injury. Nowitzki is worth owning now, but he'll be a sell-high candidate all year, especially with the Mavs losing so many games.
Jan 21 - 2:26 AM

Dirk Nowitzki is not expected to have a minutes limit in a back-to-back game against the Jazz on Friday.

He said he rolled his ankle late on Thursday, but said he's done it thousands of times and isn't worried about it. For now, expect Nowitzki to get minutes in the upper 20s tonight, but obviously he's a risky DFS play against the Jazz. This is also a positive for his season-long value.
Jan 20 - 7:05 PM

Dirk Nowitzki scored 19 points with four rebounds, one assist, two steals and two 3-pointers in Thursday's loss to the Heat.

Nowitzki led the Mavs in scoring and made some clutch shots in the fourth quarter, but his effort was not enough to get a victory. It was reported after the game that he turned his ankle during the game, but was able to play through it. The Mavs play tomorrow night, so it is something worth monitoring. He is having a good month, averaging 28.4 minutes, 15.6 points, 6.3 rebounds, 1.9 assists, and 2.1 3-pointers per game in January.
Jan 19 - 10:31 PM

Dirk Nowitzki scored 17 points on 7-of-14 shooting Sunday, to go with six rebounds, three 3-pointers, two assists, three blocks and one turnover in 28 minutes.

The blocks were a season-high, and this was his second multi-block performance of the season. Not typically known as a rim defender, Nowitzki joked after the game that "those kids better learn," in reference to swatting away one of Zach LaVine's layup attempts. Nowitzki has worked his way into the mid-round equation over the past few weeks, but as a likely post-break shutdown candidate, his owners should be looking to sell high.
Jan 15 - 5:30 PM

Dirk Nowitzki hit 7-of-15 shots and three 3-pointers for 18 points, six rebounds and a block in 30 minutes of Thursday's 113-108 win over the Suns.

After scoring 13 or fewer points in six straight games, Dirk has looked like his old self in the last two, averaging 22 points, 5.5 rebounds, 2.5 assists and 4.0 3-pointers on 15-of-31 shooting. The Mavs don't have a back-to-back set until Jan. 25-26, so it's possible that Dirk could play in the next five games, at least. If he's somehow not owned in your league, it's time to move on him.
Jan 13 - 12:32 AM

Dirk Nowitzki scored a season-high 26 points in Monday's 101-92 loss to the Wolves.

He also played 31 minutes, his largest workload of the season since he played 38 minutes on opening night. Nowitzki finished 8-of-16 from the field with five rebounds, four assists and five triples, hitting 5-of-7 free throws. Dirk will feel every one of those minutes in the morning, but luckily he has a couple days off before Thursday's game vs. the Suns. He will be rested a lot down the stretch, but he's still Dirk Nowitzki and should be owned in all formats.
Jan 9 - 11:14 PM

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All Positions
PG1Deron Williams
2Yogi Ferrell
3J.J. Barea
SG1Seth Curry
2Devin Harris
3Jonathan Gibson
SF1Wesley Matthews
2Dorian Finney-Smith
3Justin Anderson
4Nicolas Brussino
PF1Harrison Barnes
2Dwight Powell
C1Dirk Nowitzki
2Andrew Bogut
3Salah Mejri