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Dirk Nowitzki | Forward | #41

Team: Dallas Mavericks
Age / DOB:  (37) / 6/19/1978
Ht / Wt:  7'0' / 245
College: None
Drafted: 1998 / Rd. 1 (9) / MLW
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Dirk Nowitkzi isn't thinking about retiring and is planning to finish his career with the Mavericks.
While Dirk said he's not looking to be part of a rebuild, he made it clear he'd like to retire in Dallas. "I signed on for three years a couple years ago," Dirk said. "My intention was always to finish this contract. I always said I wanted to retire [with] the Mavs, especially after we won the championship a few years ago." Nowitzki isn't the player he once was, but he's still able to contribute to fantasy rosters and will be a solid mid-round pick in his 19th season. Apr 26 - 9:22 AM

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Dirk Nowitzki scored 24 points during a season-ending 118-104 loss to the Thunder on Monday, adding three rebounds, one block and three 3-pointers in 35 minutes.

There is a decent chance Nowitzki played in his final playoff game. Nowitzki moved past Scottie Pippen to No. 14 on the NBA's postseason scoring list during this game. His knee injury was an issue late in this series after only missing seven regular-season games. Coach Rick Carlisle ran Dirk into the ground during this season with 38 minutes in Game 2 and 40 in Game 4. Hopefully, he'll be suiting up for his 19th season next year.
Apr 25 - 11:27 PM

Dirk Nowitzki (rest) stayed behind at the team hotel during the Dallas Monday shootaround.

Dirk played 40 minutes in Game 4, so he's just getting a little extra rest—and perhaps treatment—before a do-or-die showdown vs. OKC. Despite his morning absence, Nowitzki is fully expected to take the court in what could be his final contest of the season.
Apr 25 - 12:06 PM

Dirk Nowitzki scored 27 points against the Thunder during a Game 4 119-108 loss on Saturday, adding eight rebounds, two assists, one steal and two turnovers in 40 minutes.

It's certainly possible this was his last playoff game in Dallas. Nowitzki moved ahead of Elgin Baylor for 15th all-time on the NBA's postseason scoring list. It was pretty clear his 40 minutes were just too much as he just ran out of gas. Still, Mavericks fans won't ever forget Dirk's effort here. Expect him to play less in Game 5.
Apr 24 - 12:01 AM

Deron Williams (hernia), Raymond Felton, Wesley Matthews, Dirk Nowitzki (knee) and Zaza Pachulia will start on Saturday.

Nowitzki is good to go and he should be a focal point in the offense today. Still, he doesn't have a big upside in DFS.
Apr 23 - 7:50 PM

Dirk Nowitzki (knee) and J.J. Barea (groin) are probable for Game 4 on Saturday vs. the Thunder.

Nowitzki got up some shots on Friday and said that his knee felt fine, so he's fully expected to be out there tonight in what is basically a must-win game for the Mavs. Nowitzki had 16 points on 7-of-12 shooting with six boards, five assists, one steal and two blocks in 33 minutes in Game 3, so he's safe to start in all formats.
Apr 23 - 11:09 AM

Dirk Nowitzki said that his knee felt fine after Game 3 on Thursday.

He looked good too, scoring 16 points on 7-of-12 shooting with six boards, five assists, one steal and two blocks in 33 minutes. He is going to go through practice on Friday, so there could be another update later this afternoon. To be clear, he's fully expected to play in Game 4 on Saturday.
Apr 22 - 1:51 PM

Dirk Nowitzki (knee) scored 16 points on 7-of-12 shooting in Thursday's 131-102 loss to the Thunder on Thursday.

The knee appeared to be fine and the fact that he logged 33 minutes in a blowout is a good sign. Nowitzki added six boards, five assists, one steal and two blocks, and he will have his work cut out for him if he wants to tie up the series on Saturday in Game 4.
Apr 21 - 10:24 PM

Dirk Nowtizki (right knee bone bruise) will play in Thursday's Game 3 against the Thunder, as expected.

Nowitzki was being listed as questionable heading into this one, but there was never any real concern about his playing status. He'll likely be asked to shoulder a larger load on offense tonight with Deron Williams (hernia) out and J.J. Barea (groin) at less than 100 percent.
Apr 21 - 6:45 PM

Dirk Nowitzki (knee bruise) is still struggling with his knee injury, but felt better on Wednesday.

Nowitzki is currently listed as questionable, but we're expecting him to give it a go on Thursday. "I could barely walk off the plane," Dirk said on Wednesday. "I had some pain, but it was a lot better already yesterday." Check back for another update following Thursday's shootaround, but it would be a surprise to see Nowitzki sit for Game 3.
Apr 21 - 9:13 AM

Dirk Nowitzki (knee) and Deron Williams (sports hernia) are questionable to face the Thunder in Game 3 on Thursday.

Nowitzki is expected to play after doing some work in practice. As long as he doesn't have a setback or some swelling from his Wednesday workout, expect him to give it a go. That said, his knee has given him problems before, so he's not the best DFS play.
Apr 20 - 6:31 PM

Dirk Nowtizki (right knee bone bruise) said that he was feeling "a lot better" on Wednesday and he expects to play in Game 3 on Thursday.

He was going through some on-court work in Wednesday. Nowitzki suffered the bone bruise during his first possession of Game 2, but played through it, and with another full day to rest up he has plenty of time to get himself ready for Game 3. Check back for another update following Thursday morning's shootaround.
Apr 20 - 1:57 PM

Dirk Nowitzki is dealing with a bone bruise in his right knee, and the Mavs are currently listing him as day-to-day.

Nowitzki suffered the injury early during Monday's win over OKC, and while he played through it, it sounds like the knee swelled up on him over the night. Head coach Rick Carlisle is hopeful that the injury won't force Nowitzki to miss any games, but with the Mavs off until Thursday, Dirk has plenty of time to rest up. He did have an MRI, so it's been determined that he's dealing with nothing more than a bruise.
Source: ESPN
Apr 19 - 2:18 PM

Dirk Nowitzki scored 18 points with four rebounds and two turnovers against the Thunder during a 108-70 loss on Saturday.

This was the second worst playoff loss in Mavs history. The other four starters scored a combined 13 points in his blowout loss and Nowitzki was the only player in double-digit scoring. Nowitzki scored 19.3 points per game in his three games against OKC this season and he would've cleared 20 had the Mavs not been shut down. He should get minutes in the mid-30s and is definitely in play for DFS. The Mavs need to keep it within 30 points, though.
Apr 17 - 12:16 AM

Dirk Nowitzki scored 19 points on 5-of-17 shooting vs. the Spurs on Wednesday, adding seven boards, one assist, one steal and one 3-pointer in 34 minutes.

Playing Dirk 34 minutes in a losing effort to a San Antonio team that was resting several key players has to hurt. The good news is that the Mavs still secured the No. 6 seed in the West, so they will be facing the Thunder (No. 3) in the first round as opposed to the Spurs (No. 2). Nowitzki finished the regular season as a top-35 asset in standard 9-cat leagues, posting averages of 18.3 points, 6.5 boards, 1.8 assists, 0.7 steals, 0.7 blocks and 1.7 3-pointers.
Apr 14 - 12:24 AM

Depth Charts

All Positions
PosRoleName
PG1Deron Williams
2J.J. Barea
SG1Wesley Matthews
2Raymond Felton
3Devin Harris
SF1Chandler Parsons
2Justin Anderson
3Jeremy Evans
PF1Dirk Nowitzki
2Dwight Powell
3Charlie Villanueva
C1Zaza Pachulia
2David Lee
3Salah Mejri
4JaVale McGee