Dirk Nowitzki RUMORS & NEWS

  • Nowitzki offers to come off the bench for struggling Mavs

    ESPN "The sixth-leading scorer in NBA history would have no problem accepting a sixth-man role if it could help the Dallas Mavericks salvage their season. Dirk Nowitzki starting at center, as Dallas has done recently with coach Rick Carlisle opting to bring Andrew Bogut off the bench, has not proved..." January 06

  • Andrew Bogut to come off bench for Mavericks, Dirk Nowitzki to start

    Pro Basketball Talk "It only took a few minutes of Andrew Bogut and Dirk Nowitzki sharing the court to realize this was simply not going to work — that is two slow-footed big men who like to stay back in the paint, not push out on pick-and-rolls. Go up against a team with even mediocre shooting and that lineup will..." January 03

  • Nowitzki to return from 14-game absence vs. Clippers

    ESPN "Dallas Mavericks star Dirk Nowitzki plans to play Friday night after an extended absence due to a strained right Achilles tendon. Nowitzki told reporters after participating in shootaround that he would return Friday night for a road game against the LA Clippers. He added that he would play..." December 23

  • Sports’ greatest Santa: The amazing story of Dirk Nowitzki and kids fighting for their lives

    Sports Day "He arrives at Children’s Medical Center Dallas wearing a silly felt hat, like Santa’s, except this one is blue and sports a Mavericks logo. He slipped into the hospital, as he’s done for a decade now, with a jolly disposition and enough Christmas presents to fill a large rolling bin. He will..." December 21

  • Dirk Nowitzki expecting to play at some point in December

    ESPN "Injured Dallas star Dirk Nowitzki expects to play at some point in December, telling ESPN he might "be a Christmas gift" for the Mavericks. Nowitzki, the sixth-leading scorer in NBA history, has been limited to only five games this season due to persistent soreness in his strained right..." December 17

  • Dirk Acknowledges Injuries Could Force Him To Retire In 2017

    Real GM Basketball "Dirk Nowitzki would like to continue his playing career next season to play 20 years with the Dallas Mavericks, but he's acknowledged that injuries could prevent that from happening. Nowitzki is currently struggling with a persistent Achilles tendon problem and hasn't played since November..." December 15

  • Rick Carlisle acknowledged that Dirk Nowitzki is “still out indefinitely’’

    Fort Worth Star-Telegram "Last Friday, Dallas Mavericks owner Mark Cuban said Dirk Nowitzki would probably start practicing this week. After this morning’s shootaround at American Airlines Center, Rick Carlisle was also hopeful that his 19-year veteran forward would be able to get back on the court at some point this..." December 13

  • Dirk Nowitzki could return next week for the Mavericks ... but should he?

    CBS Sports "The Mavericks have won three of their past seven games, and two of their last four. This is not impressive, but for a team with five wins total, getting three of them in their past seven games is a better sign than they've had in a while. Dallas is 5-of-17 as of Saturday morning, with a game vs...." December 10

  • Dirk Nowitzki maintains dedication to Mavs, getting healthy

    ESPN "Dirk Nowitzki eliminated any doubt about his commitment to salvage the struggling Mavericks' season Saturday night, when he addressed the media for the first time since being shut down a week ago due to lingering soreness in his right Achilles tendon. "I'm all-in. I want to play," Nowitzki said..." December 04

  • Mavs’ Dirk Nowitzki to miss at least two more games

    Fanrag Sports "An Achilles injury has set back Dallas Mavericks forward Dirk Nowitzki, and he’ll continue to be sidelined. Per head coach Rick Carlisle, Nowitzki’s injury will carry over into the month of December and he’ll be out a minimum of two more games. The German forward has been nursing the Achilles..." November 29

  • Dirk Nowitzki believes in Harrison Barnes as his Mavericks star heir

    Sporting News "Dirk Nowitzki can’t run these days, a victim of a nagging Achilles that is driving Mr. Maverick up the wall. Out for six of Dallas’ first nine games, he sees his depleted team already losing ground in the Western Conference and can’t do anything about it. “It hasn’t been fun sitting and..." November 16

  • Porzingis wants to learn 'signature move' from Nowitzki

    Newsday "After a game last December, Kristaps Porzingis was handed a piece of paper with a phone number on it. A basketball legend was impressed with how the young Knick played and carried himself, and he wanted to extend a helping hand. It was Dirk Nowitzki. Porzingis is from Latvia. He idolized..." November 14

  • Mavs' Dirk Nowitzki to miss at least a week with Achilles soreness

    Sports Day "Dallas Mavericks power forward Dirk Nowitzki left the Mavs' game against the Portland Trail Blazers Friday at halftime due to what the team announced was a sore right Achilles tendon. Nowitzki came out for halftime warmups and had his Achilles checked by a trainer before he returned to the..." November 05

  • Nowitzki: 'Dallas will always be home'

    Sports Day "How can we really know? How in the world could we predict with any confidence how long 38-year-old Dirk Nowitzki is going to play at the NBA level? There's no measuring stick to gauge when he'll finally lose the battle to Father Time. Yes, there have been big men who have played longer...." October 23

  • Report: Nowitzki pushed for disastrous Rondo to Dallas trade

    Pro Basketball Talk "Back in 2015, Rajon Rondo and Rick Carlisle mixed about as well as ammonia and bleach. Or alcohol and late-night texting. You get the idea. The high-IQ, strong-willed player who likes to do things his way, and the coach who wants to micromanage, were destined to be a disaster. Rondo’s time on the..." October 07

  • Nowitzki says he wasn't taking shot at Parsons by praising Barnes

    ESPN "Dirk Nowitzki insists he didn't intend to disrespect Chandler Parsons while praising his replacement on the Dallas Mavericks. Some believed that Nowitzki slyly called out Parsons while raving about the work ethic of new Mavs small forward Harrison Barnes. "There's been tons of guys that..." October 01

  • Dirk convinced Ben Stiller to play in charity tennis game by sliding into his DMs

    Sports Day "On Ben Stiller playing in his charity celebrity tennis tournament this Sunday: We used to stay at one of the hotels in NY and checking out I happened to run into him but I didn't talk to him or anything. I remember I always see him at the U.S. Open watching tennis, I always see him at the Garden..." September 15

  • Mavericks' Dirk Nowitzki on future: 'We'll see how next year goes'

    ESPN "Dirk Nowitzki plans to play at least two more seasons for the Dallas Mavericks. That's not a promise, however. "I always said I wanted to kind of take it year by year," Nowitzki said Thursday while promoting a celebrity tennis event he will host Sunday at SMU. "But signing a two-year deal..." September 15

  • Dirk Nowitzki Had The Best Response To An ESPN Writer’s Analysis Of His Defense

    Dime Magazine "Dirk Nowitzki isn’t the athlete he used to be. Granted, he was never an amazing physical specimen like LeBron James, but now Dirk is 38, and he’s definitely slowed down. Fortunately, his sense of humor and general good spirits remain intact, which is obvious in his response to a recent critique of..." September 08

  • $94 million brings expectations but Harrison Barnes' first priority? Proving himself to Dirk Nowitzki

    Sports Day "Imagine being promoted from bartender to the guy in charge of making the beer. Or from greenskeeper to head pro. That out-of-comfort-zone feeling is sort of where Harrison Barnes finds himself as the Mavericks' new $94 million man. The safety net he's had in his first four years in the NBA..." August 29

  • Dirk Nowitzki asked for less money than the Mavericks gave him

    Fox Sports "Former NBA MVP and 2011 NBA champion Dirk Nowitzki has played his entire 18-year career with the Dallas Mavericks, but he was briefly linked with the Golden State Warriors in free agency earlier this year. Though the Mavericks will not be title contenders in the coming year, Nowitzki chose to stay..." August 02