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Dirk Nowitzki | Forward

Team: Dallas Mavericks
Age / DOB:  (35) / 6/19/1978
Ht / Wt:  7'0' / 245
College: None
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Dirk Nowitzki didn't have it during Game 1's 90-85 loss to the Spurs, shooting 4-of-14 from the field for 11 points with eight boards, one assist and two blocks in 42 minutes.
If not for a meaningless last-second layup by Devin Harris, the Mavs would have not had any field goals in the final 7:44 of this game. Nowitzki's shot just wasn't dropping and today was his points in a playoff game in which he's played at least 40 minutes. The Mavericks were in control for much of this game, so losing it stings despite how Dirk didn't have his best game. Apr 20 - 4:20 PM

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Dirk Nowitzki scored 30 points against the Grizzlies on Wednesday with five boards, two assists and three 3-pointers in 46 minutes.

The Mavericks obviously wanted to win this game and Nowitzki played a season-high 46 minutes. Tonight was his 10th 30-point game of the season and he's shot at least 50 percent from the field in eight of his last nine games. Dirk's Mavs will have their hands full with the Spurs in the first round, as they've lost nine straight times to Gregg Popovich's boys. Dirk appeared to bang knees during the game and was in some pain, but played through it and should be fine.
Apr 16 - 11:18 PM

Dirk Nowitzki (ankle) practiced "without any issues" on Monday, according to coach Rick Carlisle.

Dirk sprained his ankle on Saturday but he played through it and all signs point to him playing without limitations on Wednesday. "Our perspective is we want to move up as high as we can [in playoff seeding]," Carlisle said. The seventh-seed Mavericks are a half-game behind the Warriors and a half-game ahead of the Grizzlies.
Apr 14 - 1:54 PM

Dirk Nowitzki hit 8-of-15 shots and three 3-pointers for 23 points, eight rebounds, two steals and a block in Saturday's win, but also sprained his left ankle late in the game.

He came back to play through it, but with the Mavericks locked into the playoffs and Dirk's ankle far from 100 percent, it would not be at all surprising to see him sit out the last couple games for the Mavs. If he does, Jae Crowder could end up being a sneaky play, and owners of Dirk should watch our news feed carefully to see if the Mavs are going to continue to run Dirk out there, or give him some much needed rest.
Apr 13 - 12:10 AM

Dirk Nowitzki scored 19 points vs. the Spurs on Thursday with six boards, one assist, one steal and no turnovers in 34 minutes.

He failed to score in the first quarter and quickly turned it around. Nowitzki was doing some stretching on the sidelines tonight, but there is no report of an injury. His minutes have actually increased and he'll likely be playing a lot with the Mavs in the thick of a playoff chase.
Apr 11 - 12:37 AM

Dirk Nowitzki hit 9-of-11 shots and two 3-pointers for 21 points, six rebounds and three assists, passing Oscar Robertson for No. 10 on the all-time NBA scoring list with 26,714 points in Tuesday's win over the Jazz.

The Mavs only won by 12, despite setting a franchise record by hitting 16-of-17 shots in the first quarter and opening up a big lead. Dirk's ticket to the HOF was already punched prior to this night, but this is the icing on the cake.
Apr 8 - 11:34 PM

Dirk Nowitzki scored 26 points on 10-of-18 from the field during Thursday's 113-107 victory over the Clippers, adding 11 boards, one assist, two steals, one block and four 3-pointers.

He's coming off a six-trey game and has now made at least four 3-pointers in back-to-back games for just the fifth time in his career. It goes against conventional wisdom, but the 35-year-old Nowitzki's minutes are actually up since the All-Star break while his stats are almost identical. The future Hall of Famer has his team in the seven spot for the Western Conference standings.
Apr 4 - 2:33 AM

Dirk Nowitzki made 13-of-21 from the field for 33 points during Tuesday's 122-120 overtime loss to the Warriors, adding 11 boards, three assists, two steals, one block and six 3-pointers in 40 minutes.

The six treys are tied for his second-highest output of his career and it's the first time he's hit that many since 2004. Nowitzki's 40 minutes were his highest total of 2014 and tonight is an emphatic statement of how the Mavs won't limit the former MVP. Of course, this game obviously meant a lot to them and their chase for the playoffs.
Apr 1 - 11:38 PM

Dirk Nowitzki scored 21 points with nine boards, three assists and one 3-pointer in 35 minutes vs. the Clippers on Thursday.

He’s having his worst month of the season based on field goal percentage at 46.8, which just goes to show how terrific he’s been in his age-35 season. Nowitzki is holding first-round value in standard leagues and the news of the Mavericks not managing his minutes suggests he’ll be able to hold that valuation all season.
Mar 27 - 11:21 PM

Dirk Nowitzki was his usual clutch self during Tuesday's 128-119 overtime win over the Thunder with 32 points, 10 boards, six assists, four steals, one block and two 3-pointers in 39 minutes.

He hit a few huge shots in this game and made all eight attempts from the line to up his season free throw shooting to 91.8 percent. Nowitzki is not expected to be held out on a back-to-back set, which is music to the ears of his fantasy owners. He's one of the better picks of the first four rounds of drafts.
Mar 26 - 12:25 AM

The Mavericks aren't planning on resting Dirk Nowitzki down the home stretch.

In a move that would probably make Gregg Popovich cringe, the Mavericks do not intend to rest their star as they battle for a playoff berth. "I talked to him for a while yesterday," coach Rick Carlisle said. "He feels good physically. If there was a physical reason to rest him or if he was really exhausted, but at this point, we’re not at that point." The 35-year-old has seen a minor dip in his production as his minutes have risen over the Mavericks' last five games, but Nowitzki is (again) providing his fantasy owners with a Top 15 season so there's not much to complain about here. "I don’t think he’d agree to sit right now anyway. I think he’d fistfight all of us to keep playing."
Mar 25 - 12:31 PM

Dirk Nowitzki shot an abnormally poor 2-of-12 from the field on Sunday, without any 3-pointers, but he hit 6-of-6 free throws to finish with 10 points.

The Mavericks repeatedly turned to Dirk for key baskets late in regulation and overtime, but he didn't have it going vs. constant double-teams from Brooklyn tonight. He chipped in eight rebounds and two assists to salvage some value for fantasy owners and a bit of perspective is warranted -- the 35-year-old is still averaging 21.2 points on 48.8 percent shooting in March.
Mar 23 - 10:53 PM

Dirk Nowitzki missed all seven shots attempts from downtown against the Wolves on Wednesday, scoring 27 points with three rebounds on 11-of-27 from the field.

He was kind of locked in from deep over his previous four games, making 10-of-15 from that range and just didn't have it tonight. Dirk's game from 3-point range alone tonight was one of his worst ever and the first time he's taken at least seven attempts and not made one since 2003. Even after this game, Nowitzki is still shooting 39.4 percent from downtown in his 16th season.
Mar 20 - 12:48 AM

Dirk Nowitzki shot 12-of-14 from the field for 31 points vs. the Jazz on Wednesday with eight boards and four 3-pointers.

He was perfect from downtown and made all three of his free throws. Nowitzki scoring 28 points from the field on just 14 shots is a great way to define effective field goal percentage, which was 100.0 for the former MVP tonight. There won't be another power forward like Dirk for a very long time, if ever. He also moved into 12th on the all-time scoring list tonight.
Mar 13 - 12:13 AM

Dirk Nowitzki, despite a nice matchup against David Lee and the Warriors, hit just 4-of-11 shots for 12 points, six rebounds and a steal in Tuesday's 108-85 loss.

He hit just 3-of-14 shots for 14 points on Sunday and the Mavs play at Utah on Wednesday night, when Dirk will be looking to break out of his slump.
Mar 12 - 1:02 AM

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