Dirk Nowitzki RUMORS & NEWS

  • Dirk Nowitzki to opt out of contract with Mavericks

    SI "Dallas Mavericks star Dirk Nowitzki plans to opt out of his contract, according to Dwain Price of the Star-Telegram. Nowitzki signed a three-year, $25 million deal during the summer of 2014. He previously said he intended to ride out the remainder of the contract. Nowitzki's salary for next..." May 02

  • Cuban: Dirk's a superstar because he's consistently won 50 games

    The Score "Dallas Mavericks owner Mark Cuban drew a great deal of heat Monday afternoon when he called Oklahoma City Thunder guard Russell Westbrook "an All-Star, but not a superstar." It was an overly harsh criticism for a player who had been torching his team through four games to the tune of 23.5 points,..." April 26

  • Dirk Nowitzki "Definitely Won't Retire" This Summer

    Real GM Basketball "Longtime Dallas Mavericks forward Dirk Nowitzki will play at least one more season for the Mavs, saying "I definitely won't retire. That's out of the question. I felt great this year."" April 26

  • Carlisle ready to plea with Dirk to return, Nowitzki wants to finish contract

    The Score "With another Dallas Mavericks season ending in the first round of the playoffs, questions invariably turn to the future of 37-year-old franchise player Dirk Nowitzki. Coach Rick Carlisle won't take his veteran star for granted. "We've got to hope that this isn't Dirk's last game as a Maverick,"..." April 26

  • Nowitzki passes Baylor on NBA's all-time playoff scoring list

    The Score "Dirk Nowitzki's ascension up the NBA's all-time postseason scoring list continued Saturday night when the Dallas Mavericks hosted the Oklahoma City Thunder in Game 4 of their best-of-seven series. Just days after leaping Wilt "The Stilt" Chamberlain, Nowitzki's 12th point of Saturday's contest..." April 24

  • Nowitzki passes Chamberlain on NBA's all-time postseason scoring list

    The Score "A fadeaway jumper Thursday evening in Game 3 of the Dallas Mavericks' first-round series against the Oklahoma City Thunder vaulted Dirk Nowitzki up the NBA's all-time playoff scoring list. With his 12th point of the ballgame, the 13-time All-Star moved past Wilt "The Stilt" Chamberlain into..." April 22

  • Dirk glad Westbrook stuffed him: 'I probably woulda got hung on the rim'

    Uproxx "Dirk Nowitzki was the unfortunate victim of Russell Westbrook’s athleticism in Game 3, with Westbrook viciously blocking Dirk’s dunk attempt. It was a spectacular moment for Westbrook, and a depressing one for Dirk…or was it? As Dirk told Tim McMahon of ESPN, Westbrook’s block might have actually..." April 22

  • Nowitzki day to day with bone bruise in right knee

    The Score "The Dallas Mavericks are riding high off a thrilling Game 2 road upset of the Oklahoma City Thunder, but storm clouds may be on the horizon. Dirk Nowitzki is currently listed as day to day, after an MRI on Tuesday revealed a bone bruise in his right knee, Mavs coach Rick Carlisle told..." April 19

  • Dirk Nowitzki might play beyond the end of 2017 deal

    ESPN "In an interview Sunday with ESPN Radio, Dallas Mavericks forward Dirk Nowitzki acknowledged that he has given thought to playing beyond the final remaining season on his contract. Although he stressed that he wouldn't make a firm decision until after completing the 2016-17 campaign, Nowitzki..." March 28

  • Mavs' Dirk Nowitzki says he'll pick up his option, play next season

    CBS Sports "Dallas Mavericks forward Dirk Nowitzki told reporters Friday that his plan has not changed: the 37-year-old wants to pick up his $8.7 million option for next season, play out the year and then see how his body feels. In the end, he still wants to retire a Maverick. "Obviously I still have a..." March 26

  • Dirk Nowitzki Comfortable With Full Time Move To Center

    Real GM Basketball "Dirk Nowitzki has thrived since his move to the center position. Nowitzki was asked about whether he would be comfortable playing the majority of his minutes at center for the rest of his career. "I'm ready for everything, whatever it may be," said Nowitzki. "I think there's a few dominant..." March 16

  • Cuban not buying that Nowitzki wouldn't want farewell tour

    The Score "As Kobe Bryant prepares to go where Jared Allen headed last week, another aging sports icon approaches the end of his career, symbolizing both the end of a prolific run and mortality of all athletes. No doubt, Dirk Nowitzki - who turns 38 in four months - has watched how Bryant's farewell tour..." February 22

  • Kobe Bryant once tried to recruit Dirk Nowitzki to the Lakers

    Larry Brown Sports "Kobe Bryant once tried to get Dirk Nowitzki to join him in Los Angeles. Nowitzki became a free agent in 2010 and 2014 before re-signing with Dallas both times. Bryant, it turns out, made a longshot attempt at some point to get Dirk to join him with the Lakers." February 15

  • Kobe Bryant once tried recruiting Dirk Nowitzki to the Lakers

    Mavs Moneyball "On Friday during the NBA's All-Star media availability, Western Conference starter Kobe Bryant was asked about Dirk Nowitzki. You can see Bryant's response in the video above -- thanks to the great D-Mavs account for pulling that and putting it up. Here's the transcript of his answer: "Dirk..." February 12

  • Mavs think Dirk Nowitzki's haircut makes him looks like Ellen DeGeneres

    CBS Sports "Knowing that he won't be playing in back-to-back games, Dallas Mavericks forward Dirk Nowitzki decided to look dapper while sitting on the bench against the Phoenix Suns on Sunday. Nowitzki not only wore a nicely tailored suit, he got a slick new haircut. But unfortunately for Nowitzki, the rest..." February 01

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    Chuck Cooperstein @coopmavs

    Per Mavs game notes, Dirk will sit tonight. I'm a little surprised. Minutes weren't too taxing last night. Pachulia out, Likely no Harris

  • Dirk calls Kobe the Michael Jordan of his generation

    The Score "Add Dirk Nowitzki to the long list of NBA greats who have referred to Kobe Bryant as the preeminent player of his era. "Like I said, this entire time, he's our Michael Jordan, for our generation," Nowitzki said to ESPN's Baxter Holmes. "He's one of the best to ever lace 'em up. It's been a..." January 27

  • Dirk Nowitzki announces retirement from German national team

    Pro Basketball Talk "Germany is not going to play in the 2016 Olympics basketball tournament — they didn’t qualify out of EuroBasket for the games, or even this summer’s pre-Olympics last-chance qualifying tournaments (Germany had hoped to host one of those tournaments, but no such luck). With that, Dirk Nowitzki..." January 25

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    John Reid @JohnReid64

    Looks like Mavericks resting their entire team, no Dirk Nowitzki tonight vs. Pelicans.

  • Nowitzki criticizes refs after late-game foul: 'You just blew the game'

    ESPN "Dirk Nowitzki has rarely, if ever in his 18-year career, publicly criticized officiating. He made an exception Saturday night. Nowitzki was unable to bite his tongue when asked about a critical call that went against the Dallas Mavericks with 1:10 remaining in Saturday's 105-98 loss to the New..." January 03

  • Dirk Nowitzki sounds open to playing two more seasons

    Larry Brown Sports "Dirk Nowitzki has just one year remaining on his contract with the Dallas Mavericks after this season, and many assume he will retire when the current deal expires. But given how well he has played this year, Dirk might decide he wants to keep going. While his production has dipped over the..." December 24

  • Dirk Nowitzki passes Shaq on NBA's all-time scoring list

    The Score "Dirk Nowitzki of the Dallas Mavericks has surpassed Shaquille O'Neal to move into sixth place on the NBA's all-time scoring list. The 13-time All-Star - who is also Dallas' all-time leading scorer - entered Wednesday's road game against the Brooklyn Nets trailing "The Big Aristotle" by nine..." December 24

  • Nowitzki’s hot start helps Mavericks escape Porzingis, Knicks

    Fort Worth Star-Telegram "That much-ballyhooed matchup between Dallas Mavericks forward Dirk Nowitzki and New York Knicks forward Kristaps Porzingis lived up to its top billing Monday night. And it was the veteran, Nowitzki, who made the biggest baskets and kept his team poised while leading them to a much-needed..." December 08

  • Dirk Nowitzki on Kristaps Porzingis: 'He's way better than I was at 20'

    SB Nation "Dirk Nowitzki is the go-to comparison these days for any sweet-shooting, 7-foot Euro. Naturally, many have evoked Dirk's name when talking about New York Knicks rookie forward Kristaps Porzingis. But after Porzingis dropped 28 points, albeit in a loss, against Nowitzki's Dallas Mavericks on..." December 08

  • Dirk Nowitzki says 'the sky's the limit' for rookie Kristaps Porzingis

    ESPN "Dirk Nowitzki has no problem with people comparing New York Knicks rookie Kristaps Porzingis to him. "It's more than fair," Nowitzki said after his first game against Porzingis. "He's probably way ahead of the curve. When I was 20, I was scared to death out there. ... He's almost averaging a..." December 08

  • Knicks' Porzingis wants to be 'as great of a shooter as' Dirk Nowitzki

    CBS Sports "Thanks to highlight videos his brother put together, New York Knicks rookie Kristaps Porzingis idolized Dallas Mavericks forward Dirk Nowitzki growing up. Due to their height and the fact they both are from Europe, Porzingis has often been compared to Nowitzki but while the Knicks rookie openly..." December 07

  • Dirk Nowitzki still having fun as Mavericks' elder statesman

    USA Today "To pretend that this mid-November win against the Los Angeles Clippers was some sort of notch in Dirk Nowitzki's NBA belt is to insult the man's amazing career. Sure, his Dallas Mavericks got their rightful revenge against DeAndre Jordan in his first visit to Dallas since ditching them back in..." November 13

  • Dirk Nowitzki mulls over racing Peyton Manning in 40-yard dash

    The Sports Daily "Dirk Nowitzki and Peyton Manning are both 18-year veterans in their respective sports and have accomplished much during their storied careers. While Nowitzki’s 18th season in the NBA will officially begin when the Mavericks take on the Suns on Wednesday night, Manning has already been battling..." October 23

  • Dirk Nowitzki plans to play two more seasons

    Pro Basketball Talk "Dirk Nowitzki is starting his 17th NBA training camp this week — but he doesn’t want it to be his last one. Nowitzki will play this season on a revamped Mavericks roster, and he has a player option for next season. Will he take it? At the Mavericks media day Monday Nowitzki was asked about his..." September 29

  • Mark Cuban: Dirk Nowitzki to see fewer minutes this season

    Larry Brown Sports "For 17 NBA seasons, Mavericks forward Dirk Nowitzki has been a model of ageless German grace. Those exquisite one-legged fadeaways, those sublime rainbow three-pointers, those regal pick-and-pops that should be set on an everlasting loop to the sweet sounds of Johann Sebastian Bach. But if even..." September 28

  • Dirk Nowitzki owes all his clutch free throws to the Counting Crows

    Yahoo! Sports "By my count, the last vestiges of the 1990s signed to NBA contracts for the 2015-16 season are Kevin Garnett, Kobe Bryant, Tim Duncan, Vince Carter, Dirk Nowitzki, Paul Pierce, Andre Miller and Jason Terry. That octet may be the league's last to remember what it's like to respool a cassette..." August 06

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    Eddie Sefko @ESefko

    Dirk Nowitzki on Satnam Singh: "I didn't think it was possible but we drafted somebody slower than me"

  • Dirk: 'We'd love to have' LaMarcus Aldridge

    ESPN Dallas "Dirk Nowitzki has been replaced by Chandler Parsons in the unofficial role as the lead recruiter for the Dallas Mavericks, but he’s still more than willing to roll out the welcome mat for LaMarcus Aldridge this summer. “We’d love to have him,” Nowitzki said Tuesday at a Mavs youth camp on the..." June 16

  • Jazz center Rudy Gobert is training with Dirk Nowitzki's shooting coach

    CBS Sports "After getting more playing time, Utah Jazz center Rudy Gobert became a defensive monster this season. Although he didn't make any of the NBA's All-Defensive teams, Gobert was a big reason why in the second half of the seaosn, the Jazz became the best defensive team in the league. From altering and..." June 08

  • Reports: Mavericks forward Dirk Nowitzki to play for Germany this summer

    Dallas Morning News "Dirk Nowitzki hinted after the season that he was going to play for his German national team, which is hosting the European Championships in September. During a promotional trip to his homeland, Nowitzki broke the news to media members in Germany as several reports say he has decided to play..." June 04

  • Dirk on seeing Rondo lose to a Mav in Connect Four, meeting Steve Nash for the first time

    Dallas Morning News "On if the team voted to not give Rajon Rondo a playoff share: "No, we actually didn't vote. It was just the guys who were there that day got a playoff share. What we usually do is give a lot of weight to the guys that work for you all season long; the locker room guys, the equipment guys, the..." May 06

  • Dirk Nowitzki benched? Mavericks have better options

    Sporting News "Rajon Rondo did not earn this role in NBA history. For all his talent, for all his success, for all his grinding disposition, Rondo did not deserve to be the one to end the Dirk Nowitzki era. Yet here the Mavericks are, one day after being eliminated from the postseason in a 4-1 series against..." April 29

  • Dirk Nowitzki: 'It's been a weird season' for the Mavericks, not sure what to expect in the playoffs

    Dallas Morning News "Mavericks forward Dirk Nowitzki joined "The Afternoon Show with Cowlishaw and Mosley" on 103.3 KESN-FM Monday, here are a few highlights. On if it’s been weird being locked in at No. 7 with a few games to play: Nowitzki: “It’s been a weird season for us. Really, I think what’s been missing..." April 14

  • Shaun Livingston after grabbing Dirk Nowitzki's groin: 'Pretty impressive'

    CBS Sports "As a show of appreciation, the Dallas Mavericks treated their season ticket holders yesterday to an exclusive event at Six Flags Over Texas. Mavs fans got to go on rides and also got to meet the team. There was even a question and answer session, where fans could ask the Mavs all sorts of..." April 07

  • 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 "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 "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