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Dirk Nowitzki | 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 made his preseason debut on Tuesday vs. the Thunder, scoring eight points on 3-of-6 shooting in 16 minutes.
The Mavericks have three preseason games left, and Nowitzki is only expected to play in two of them. He didn't have any other stats tonight, but he's still a safe bet to return mid-round value at a reduced price in his age-38 season. Oct 11 - 11:24 PM

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Rick Carlisle implied that Dirk Nowitzki will play limited minutes during his preseason debut on Tuesday, saying he'll allow Dirk to get on the court for a "good, hard run" before benching him.

"He's been working hard and doing a lot of stuff," Carlisle said. "He just hasn't done any games yet. I think it's time." It would be surprising to see the 38-year-old eclipse the 10-minute mark for Tuesday's meaningless game.
Source: ESPN
Oct 11 - 7:17 PM

Dirk Nowitzki will make his preseason debut on Tuesday.

The Mavs have rested him to this point and he likely will have low minutes on Tuesday. Nowitzki is also expected to play in three of the final four preseason games. He turned 38 this summer and his minutes will likely drop into the 20s following his 31.5 minutes per game last year. Dirk is a value pick in the later middle rounds.
Oct 10 - 2:58 PM

Dirk Nowitzki and Devin Harris (toe) will not play vs. the Bucks on Saturday as expected.

He's not injured, but the Mavs just want to limit his workload during the preseason. Nowitzki is hoping to see some action next week, though. Dwight Powell and Quincy Acy should get plenty of burn tonight.
Oct 8 - 11:17 AM

Dirk Nowitzki said that he's hoping to suit up for some preseason games sometime next week.

Nowitzki won't be suiting up for Saturday's preseason opener against the Bucks, but perhaps he'll suit up for Tuesday's home game against the Thunder. It would be surprising to see Dirk eclipse the 15-minute mark during the first handful of preseason games.
Oct 6 - 2:19 PM

Dirk Nowitzki, Andrew Bogut, Deron Williams, Wesley Matthews and Devin Harris will not play in Saturday's preseason opener.

They aren't even traveling with the team, but there are no injuries to report. Coach Rick Carlisle is simply giving them a recovery day, so the younger guys should get plenty of minutes on Saturday.
Source: ESPN
Oct 1 - 10:53 AM

Dirk Nowitzki said the Mavs would have a better defense when he's not on the court.

Give yourself some credit, Dirk. The Mavs' defensive rating was only 0.3 worse with Dirk on the floor last season compared to when he was off the court -- they were 7.1 better on offense with him. Nowitzki has been a little like Tim Duncan as a guy who just keeps putting up numbers, so he's a fine pick in the middle of drafts. He should slide, too.
Sep 26 - 6:02 PM

Dirk Nowitzki said he will take his retirement decision "year-by-year."

"Signing a two-year deal doesn’t mean I necessarily have to play those two years," Nowitzki said. "I think we’ll see how next year goes, how the body responds and then we’ll make that decision again next year," Nowitzki said. "But obviously, I would love to play the next two years and then just see how it goes." He turned 38 in June, but signed a two-year deal worth $50 million over the summer. It would be very surprising if Nowitzki matched the 31.5 minutes per game he played last season, but he's still worth a mid-round pick.
Source: ESPN
Sep 16 - 9:16 AM

Dirk Nowitzki and the Mavs have finalized a new contract worth $50 million over two years, with the second year as a team option.

He was originally expected to get $40 million over two years, so the Mavs are rewarding him now that they have some cap space after some swings and misses in free agency. Nowitzki just turned 38 last month, but he played 31.5 minutes per game over 75 outings last year. While he has played at least 75 games in each of his last three seasons, it would be a surprise to see him repeat this feat next year.
Jul 22 - 2:35 PM

Dirk Nowitzki will sign a two-year deal to stay with the Mavericks, according to Marc Stein of ESPN.

Stein reports Dirk's deal is for $40 million over two years, which means it will take him through his 40th birthday. While Nowitzki isn't the player he once was, he'll continue to be a centerpiece for the Mavericks and is worth a mid-round pick in 2016-17 fantasy drafts.
Source: ESPN
Jul 5 - 10:05 AM

Dirk Nowitzki "remains committed to staying in the only NBA home he's ever known," according to ESPN's Tim MacMahon.

It would be nothing short of shocking to see Nowitzki change uniforms at this stage of his career, but there's no questioning that the Mavericks have been unable to provide him with any kind of real supporting cast since the unexpected 2011 title. Since that time, Dirk has played with 60 different teammates, and it looks like Dallas could be poised to strike out in free agency yet again during the 2016 frenzy.
Source: ESPN
Jul 4 - 10:54 AM

Dirk Nowitzki has officially opted out of his contract and he will be an unrestricted free agent this offseason.

The Warriors will reportedly go after Nowitzki, and while they would probably provide him with the most realistic shot of nabbing his second championship, it would be surprising to see the 18-year veteran and Mavs-lifer suddenly change jerseys.
Jun 21 - 5:02 PM

The Warriors are interested in signing Dirk Nowitzki.

This is just a trade rumor and it would be a major surprise to see Nowitzki leave Dallas. Warriors owner Joe Lacob and general manager Bob Meyers will be aggressive in free agency, so they might go after the 38-year-old future Hall of Fame power forward. Nowitzki has played in at least 75 games in each of the last three seasons.
Jun 20 - 9:28 PM

Dirk Nowitzki said he may opt out of the final season of his current contract with the Mavericks in order to sign a two-year or three-year deal with the team.

Nowitzki isn't going anywhere as he said he plans on recruiting free agents to Dallas, but he is considering a new deal for multiple years. "The thing is, I can sign a five-year or a four-year, and I can always retire," Nowitzki said. "It’s not like if I sign the deal, that locks me in. So let’s say I play one year and my body breaks down. I can always step away. I think it makes sense to sign a two- or three-year deal." Dirk will soon turn 38, but he's still worth considering in the middle rounds of 2016-17 fantasy drafts.
Jun 7 - 1:34 PM

Dirk Nowitzki said he's back on a diet for the offseason.

Nowitzki said he took some time off from eating well in May, but is ready to start the offseason with a healthy diet. "I let myself go," Dirk said. "I got a little disgusted with myself." The soon-to-be 38-year-old will need to be in good shape as he heads into his 19th NBA season in 2016-17 and will continue to provide mid-round fantasy value if he can stay on the court.
Jun 7 - 12:12 PM

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