Dirk Nowitzki RUMORS & NEWS

  • Mavericks' Dirk Nowitzki: Steve Nash overcame a lot in 'being short and white and slow and unathletic'

    Dallas Morning News "Mavericks forward Dirk Nowitzki joined ESPN's NBA Lockdown podcast this week. Here are some highlights from the interview. On Steve Nash retiring: “I wasn’t really surprised. I kind of knew what was going on since October, that his body didn’t let him compete anymore at the highest level, so..." March 24

  • Whatever reason, 'he looks like Dirk again'

    ESPN.com "Put your shovels down. Stop tossing dirt on Dirk Nowitzki. His days as a dangerous scorer in the NBA apparently aren't done yet. Oh, there had been plenty of reasons for Dirk doubt. Nowitzki's scoring averages had dipped each month of this season and were still trending in the wrong..." March 20

  • Mavericks' Rondo working with Dirk's shot doctor

    The Score "They say you can't teach an old dog new tricks, but a chance suggestion by Dirk Nowitzki may prove that wrong. Dallas Mavericks point guard Rajon Rondo, whose shooting has always been the weak link in his game, worked out with Nowitzki's hoops mentor, Holger Geschwindner, for the better part of..." February 23

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    Dwain Price @DwainPrice

    Dirk Nowitzki will replace the injured Anthony Davis on the All-Star team. This will be Dirk's 13th All-Star appearance.

  • Dirk (DNP-OLD) will not play vs. Kings

    ESPN.com "Dallas Mavericks power forward Dirk Nowitzki will not play Thursday night against the Sacramento Kings due to precautionary rest, the team announced. The Mavs are finishing a stretch of seven games in six cities over a 10-day span. The 36-year-old Nowitzki has averaged only 13.2 points on 39.4..." February 05

  • Dirk Nowitzki on Rick Carlisle starting him at center: ‘I thought he had a few beers to come up with that idea’

    Pro Basketball Talk "The Mavericks were suddenly running thin on centers last night. Tyson Chandler was injured. Brandan Wright got traded to the Celtics. Jermaine O’Neal remains a free agent. That left Greg Smith and Charlie Villanueva as the only other two Dallas players who’d regularly played the position this..." December 30

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    Eddie Sefko @ESefko

    Dirk Nowitzki (rest) will not play tonight vs Bucks. It is not back related, per Mark Cuban.

  • Nowitzki becomes 4th player to score 27,000 points with one team

    The Score "The milestones just keep piling up for Dirk Nowitzki. With his 10th and 11th points of the game against the Charlotte Hornets on Monday, an 18-foot jumper midway through the third quarter, Nowitzki reached the 27,000-point mark for his career. In addition to ranking No. 9 on the NBA's..." November 18

  • Dirk Nowitzki breaks record for points by international player

    Pro Basketball Talk "Dirk Nowitzki, one of the NBA’s greatest offensive players and global ambassadors, has cemented his status in the league’s record books. By scoring 17 points against the Kings tonight, the Mavericks star passed Hakeem Olajuwon for most points by an international player. Fittingly, Nowitzki’s..." November 12

  • Dirk Nowitzki continues to work on his jump shot, 17 years into his NBA career

    Mavs Moneyball "Nowitzki said he was going to work on a quicker release over the summer. The results so far this season has been sublime and Dirk looks ready to rampage against the NBA yet again. Every summer Dirk Nowitzki locks himself away in a small, hot gym in Germany. He's with his mentor and personal..." November 04

  • Nowitzki: Parsons to pay for all road dinners 'because it's my money anyway'

    The Score "When Dirk Nowitzki agreed to re-sign with the Dallas Mavericks on an insanely team-friendly, three-year, $25 million deal this offseason, it was clear he was making a sacrifice so the Mavs could add to their core. That's a noble gesture, and a smart one if Nowitzki values a chance for another..." October 29

  • Chandler Parsons hopes to help childhood idol Dirk Nowitzki win title

    ESPN Dallas "Chandler Parsons distinctly remembers walking into the home locker room at the Toyota Center in late March 2012 and checking the Houston Rockets' defensive matchups to start that night's game against the Dallas Mavericks. The rookie played it cool in front of coaches and teammates when he saw..." October 28

  • Dirk Nowitzki : Trim from 82 to 'mid-60s'

    ESPN Dallas "Mavericks star Dirk Nowitzki sees no need for the NBA to experiment with the length of games. The length of the season? Nowitzki would be all for shortening it significantly, although he realizes that business realities make that extremely unlikely. "I think you don't need 82 games to..." October 15

  • Nowitzki experiments with shot release

    ESPN Dallas "When he wasn't on the promotional trail for his new documentary, Dallas Mavericks star Dirk Nowitzki spent most of his time in Germany in recent weeks as he usually does, locked in an old gym working on his game with lifelong shot doctor Holger Geschwindner. Nowitzki's latest summer project:..." September 23

  • Mark Cuban gives Dirk Nowitzki permission to play in EuroBasket 2015

    Pro Basketball Talk "Dirk Nowitzki wants the German basketball team in the 2016 Olympics. How badly? That’s in his hands. The Mavericks forward turns 37 next summer, but he has the go-ahead to compete in EuroBasket 2015, an opportunity for Germany to qualify for the 2016 Olympics. SportBilde.de, via Google..." September 16

  • Dirk Nowitzki is considering playing for Germany in 2015 Eurobasket

    Mavs Moneyball "In a lengthy video interview over the weekend, Dirk Nowitzki said he is planning on playing for the German National Team in Eurobasket 2015 to help qualify for the 2016 Olympics. You can see the video here and these specific comments are at the 24-minute mark. They're in German, a language I..." September 09

  • Nowitzki’s $14 million-a-year pay cut in record territory

    Fort Worth Star-Telegram "If they had their way, the Dallas Mavericks probably wish they had 15 players who view money the way Dirk Nowitzki does. Nowitzki’s $14.73 million salary cut — from the $22.7 million he earned last season to $7.97 million — is one of the largest one-year reductions in NBA history. The..." July 18

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    Marc Stein @ESPNSteinLine

    Story going online now detailing how Rockets AND Lakers called w/max offers for Nowitzki, but he rebuffed all outside interest to stay w/DAL

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    Marc Stein @ESPNSteinLine

    ESPN sources say Dirk Nowitzki has taken bigger pay cut than previously thought. Deal finalized today at three years, $25 mil for Mavs lifer

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    Dwain Price @DwainPrice

    Donnie Nelson said the contracts for Dirk (3 yrs, $30 mill) and DHarris ( 3 yrs, $12 mill) hasn't been signed. But he expect no hiccups.

  • Nowitzki "thrilled" for Chandler trade, willing to recruit Carmelo Anthony

    Sporting News "They’re getting the band back together in Dallas. Or, at least, one significant part of the band. Tyson Chandler, who left Dallas for New York as a free agent in 2011, is heading to the Mavericks in a trade that will send guards Jose Calderon, Shane Larkin and Wayne Ellington to the Knicks,..." June 25

  • Nowitzki: I May Do Individual Coaching Later

    Basketball Insiders "One intriguing thought for (Dirk Nowitzki) him is the possibility of coaching. “Some of the stuff Holger has done with me, I’d love to keep that going,” Nowitzki said of his mentor and personal coach, Holger Geschwindner. “Holger mentioned it to me before, ‘What you have learned from me, I want..." June 19

  • Dirk: We'll get contract done 'pretty quick' that's respectable for both sides

    Dallas Morning News "We'll get together here pretty quick. Cubes knows I don't want to go anywhere and he doesn't want me to go anywhere. We're guessing that will be over pretty quick and then we can focus on making this franchise even better. I got hit up on Twitter left and right (after the report the Rockets would..." June 18

  • Nowitzki says if Knicks star Melo would love to join Mavericks, they’d ‘love to have him’

    New York Daily News "Dirk Nowitzki has made a public plea for Carmelo Anthony to considering joining him in Dallas. “If Carmelo would really love to come here," Nowitzki said on 105.3 The Fan in Dallas, “we'd love to have him." Anthony will become a free agent on July 1st and the Dallas Mavericks will have the..." June 16

  • Dirk Nowitzki says no talks with Mavs yet, laughs at report of Rockets' interest

    Dallas Morning News "Dirk Nowitzki left no doubt on Tuesday that he has a fear of the unknown, especially when it involves his future. As he entertained and interacted with about 100 kids at the T. Boone Pickens YMCA in downtown Dallas, Nowitzki took time to explain that he expects to be a free agent on July 1 –..." June 11

  • Report: Nowitzki to be among Rockets' free-agent targets, but Dirk not leaving Mavericks

    Dallas Morning News "Mavericks owner Mark Cuban has said it. Donnie Nelson has said it. The man himself has said it. Dirk Nowitzki plans to finish his career as a Dallas Maverick. He's even going to take less money to do so. But that won't keep other teams from fishing. Yahoo! Sports is reporting that the..." June 05

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    Earl K. Sneed @EarlKSneed

    Donnie Nelson: "Obviously, Dirk's not going anywhere. He's built this franchise. He's been with us since Day 1."

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    Earl K. Sneed @EarlKSneed

    Donnie Nelson: "Obviously, Dirk's not going anywhere. He's built this franchise. He's been with us since Day 1."

  • If you ask Dirk Nowitzki, suspended DeJuan Blair certainly was missed in Game 5

    Dallas Morning News "Backup center DeJuan Blair's contributions have been inconsistent this season, so there is little telling what the Mavericks would have gotten had he not been suspended from Game 5 for kicking Tiago Splitter in Game 4. But given that Blair was coming off a 12-point, 11-rebound effort in Game 4..." May 01

  • Mavericks F Dirk Nowitzki wins NBA's Magic Johnson award

    Fox Sports Southwest "He's been an NBA MVP, a Finals MVP, a 12-time All-Star selection and a champion. And now Dirk Nowitzki has won the Magic Johnson Award, given by the Pro Basketball Writers Association to recognize excellence on the court with cooperation with media and fans. Nowitzki has long been among the..." April 26

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    Bryan Gutierrez @BallinWithBryan

    With that jumper, Dirk Nowitzki has passed Oscar Robertson and now holds sole possession of 10th place on the NBA's all-time scoring list.

  • Nowitzki’s German mentor says Mavs star could play 3-4 more years “easily”

    Pro Basketball Talk "Dirk Nowitzki will be a free agent this summer but you don’t hear his name tossed around because he has already said he will re-sign in Dallas, and at a significantly reduced rate. He’s hinted at signing for a couple more years then walking away. However his German mentor, Holger..." March 29

  • Dirk Nowitzki’s defense must be upgraded, Mark Cuban says

    Dallas Morning News "Nobody is beyond reproach when it comes to the Dallas Mavericks, not even Dirk Nowitzki. Owner Mark Cuban said Monday that he’s hoping to see an upgraded effort defensively out of the face of the franchise heading into the stretch drive of the season. “We’re gaining more confidence in our..." March 18

  • Rockets tried to acquire Dirk Nowitzki

    Pro Basketball Talk "Rockets general manager Daryl Morey appeared on a panel with Warriors general manager Bob Myers on Friday, as part of a negotiation discussion at the 2014 MIT Sloan Sports Analytics Conference. The two GMs were extremely open in detailing their perceived shortcomings and missteps in their..." March 01

  • Nowitzki’s ‘ugly’ jumper beautiful for Mavericks in win over Knicks

    Fort Worth Star-Telegram "Even on an off-night by his lofty standards, Dirk Nowitzki still showed why he owns Madison Square Garden. Struggling all night Monday, Nowitzki sank a 19-footer at the buzzer to lead the Dallas Mavericks to a 110-108 victory over the New York Knicks. The victory enabled the Mavs (35-23) to..." February 25

  • Nowitzki says he plans to play a few more years

    Fort Worth Star-Telegram "Although he’ll turn 36 on June 19, Dirk Nowitzki doesn’t see his career winding to a close any time soon. The Dallas Mavericks’ superstar forward admits he may still be playing in the NBA after he turns 40 years old. “I’m a free agent this summer, and I’ll probably sign on for two or three..." February 24

  • At age 35, Dirk Nowitzki showing skeptics he’s not finished yet

    Dallas Morning News "Dirk Nowitzki’s spot in Sunday’s NBA All-Star Game might qualify as a shock to some. After all, last season at this time, he was laid out on a beach in Mexico, soaking up the sun and probably a cerveza or two. He wasn’t even a consideration to be an All-Star. So, 12 months later at age 35,..." February 16

  • Dirk Nowitzki earns 12th trip to All-Star Game

    Fort Worth Star-Telegram "Validation for all the work Dirk Nowitzki has put in over the last 15 months came Thursday when the Dallas Mavericks’ superstar was chosen to play in his 12th All-Star Game. Nowitzki was one of seven reserves picked by the Western Conference coaches to participate in the midseason classic,..." January 31

  • Nowitzki not hurt, but won't play tonight

    Fort Worth Star-Telegram "Dirk Nowitzki will not play tonight at 6 when the Dallas Mavericks face the Toronto Raptors at the Air Canada Centre. Nowitzki, 35, isn''t injured. The Mavs are just doing what a lot of teams do around the league with their elderly players -- they're simply resting him as a precaution. Jae..." January 22

  • Nowitzki says he plans to extend with Mavs for two, three seasons

    Pro Basketball Talk "This really was what everyone around the league has expected. Dirk Nowitzki has said before he planned to stay in Dallas after his contract was up this season, he would come back and take a pay cut to help the team out. Now Nowitzki said he plans to spend a few more years in Dallas, in an..." January 21

  • Nowitzki suffered bruises on his shooting arm

    Fort Worth Star-Telegram "Dirk Nowitzki suffered a couple of bruises to his right shooting arm in the first half of Monday's 107-88 win over the Orlando Magic. But the Dallas Mavericks' 11-time All-Star forward said it's nothing serious and will not keep him out of Wednesday's road game against the Los Angeles..." January 14

  • Dirk doubts Mavericks are a playoff team

    ESPN.com "Dirk Nowitzki’s sprained left ankle was the least of his concerns Friday night. Nowitzki was fine physically after taking some anti-inflammatories and getting his ankle taped up before scoring 24 points on 10-of-17 shooting against the Los Angeles Clippers. But he felt miserable after the..." January 05

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    Earl K. Sneed @EarlKSneed

    Per Rick Carlisle, Dirk Nowitzki (left ankle) is a game-time decision vs. the Clippers. Dirk rode an exercise bike during shootaround.

  • Dirk Nowitzki puts team on his back in Dallas Mavericks' best performance of the season

    Dallas Morning News "On the where-did-this-come-from meter, the Mavericks’ needle flicked into the red Monday night. Then again, in a league where they say amazing happens, you never know when Dirk is going to happen, too. Having played two of their worst games of the season, the Mavericks responded with perhaps..." December 24

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    Dwain Price @DwainPrice

    Dirk Nowitzki snd coach Rick Carlisle missed this morning's shootaround with an illness. Their status for tonight's game is unclear.

  • Nowitzki comes to the rescue in Mavs' ugly 89-82 win over Bobcats

    Dallas Morning News "Clang. That sound was heard with dismal regularity Tuesday night, including when Dirk Nowitzki, of all players, shot 1-for-10 in the first half. Charlotte, as it does to many opponents, lulled the Mavericks into ugly basketball for the better part of three quarters at American Airlines..." December 04

  • Nowitzki’s gets a tough hit on the nose, dishes one out to the NBA

    Dallas Morning News "Dirk Nowitzki was ticked off about the Dallas Mavericks’ fourth loss in five games. But that didn’t keep him from getting in a not-so-subtle jab at the NBA and the referee crew for Minnesota’s 112-106 win Saturday night at AAC. You’ve heard of no blood, no foul. This was blood, but no foul when..." December 01

  • Nowitzki, Larkin combine for Mavericks 103-99 victory over Warriors

    Dallas Morning News "When Rick Carlisle gives thanks on this special day, his blessing is going to last awhile. If he starts with Dirk Nowitzki – and after Wednesday’s 103-99 victory over Golden State, he will – he’ll quickly move on to a long list of important players who helped the Mavericks stop their two-game..." November 28

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    NBA Official @NBAOfficial

    Dallas' Dirk Nowitzki receives flop warning (vs. Denver on Nov. 25). See video at http://t.co/s31cRnMjez

  • James, Durant imitate Dirk's one-foot fadeway

    ESPN.com "In the heat of the moment with the game on the line, players do what they feel like they have to do. During a matchup in mid-November, the Dallas Mavericks were looking to get a crucial defensive stop against the Miami Heat. The Mavs’ defense put LeBron James in a bind, and with no other options..." November 25

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