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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
Per Rick Carlisle, Dirk Nowitzki (left ankle) is a game-time decision vs. the Clippers. Dirk rode an exercise bike during shootaround.
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
Dirk Nowitzki snd coach Rick Carlisle missed this morning's shootaround with an illness. Their status for tonight's game is unclear.
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
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
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
Dallas' Dirk Nowitzki receives flop warning (vs. Denver on Nov. 25). See video at http://t.co/s31cRnMjez
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
At his current pace this year, Dirk Nowitzki would be the NBA's No. 10 all-time leading scorer at the end of this season with 26,764 points.
Fort Worth Star-Telegram "Just a dozen games into the season and the Dirk Nowitzki-Monta Ellis combination looks extremely promising. In the first 12 games, the Dallas Mavericks’ 11-time All-Star and their newest star have each scored at least 20 points in the same game on five occasions. That includes the 37 points..." November 22
ESPN Dallas "Dallas Mavericks star Dirk Nowitzki climbed another spot higher on the NBA's all-time scoring list during a spectacular performance Wednesday night. Nowitzki passed Indiana Pacers legend Reggie Miller for the 15th spot when he hit a free throw with 2:11 remaining in the first half of the Mavs'..." November 21
Dallas Morning News "Mark Cuban insists he is unconcerned. Of course, even if he were anxious about Dirk Nowitzki’s sore left knee, he probably wouldn’t let on. No sense in agitating the paying customers with such news. “But you’d be able to tell I was concerned,” he said. Cuban explained before Friday’s game..." November 16
Fort Worth Star-Telegram "On a night when Dirk Nowitzki passed Jerry West to become the NBA’s No. 16 all-time leading scorer, the Dallas Mavericks hopped on Monta Ellis’ back and let him drag them to a 105-95 triumph over the Washington Wizards. Tuesday’s victory at American Airlines Center pushed the Mavs’ record to..." November 13
Dallas Morning News "Dirk Nowitzki is no doctor, but he can take the Mavericks’ pulse as well as anybody. He knows things are a little off-kilter. That’s what happens when you have the equivalent of a new pacemaker running your system. It takes time for the rhythm to resemble something normal. The good news for..." November 08
ESPN.com "Thunder superstar Kevin Durant didn’t suddenly decide to steal Dirk Nowitzki’s signature move a couple of summers ago. To hear Durant tell it, it’d been in the works for about a decade. Asked after Oklahoma City’s morning shootaround when he identified the one-legged fadeaway as something..." November 06
PSD Staff When ESPN released their NBA player rankings for the 2013 – 2014 season, a lot of us here at Pro Sports Daily questioned their methodology. Specifically, we questioned why they would rank Kobe Bryant #25 with players like Roy Hibbert, Chris Bosh and other questionable players ahead of him. We... October 31
Yahoo! Sports "Dirk Nowitzki finally in shape (unlike 2011) and healthy (unlike 2012) is shooting a blistering 53 percent from the floor in the preseason. He’s made a good enough 6-16 from long range and has missed just one free throw in 14 tries. The Mavs have won more exhibition games than they’ve lost (4-3)..." October 24
Mavs holding their breath a bit today. Flagrant 2 by Dirk being reviewed by NBA. Could be suspended for Opening Night. Emphasis on could.
ESPN Dallas "There usually isn’t much that’s pretty about a preseason loss to a team that’s likely destined for another high lottery pick. However it isn’t hard to find the silver lining from the Dallas Mavericks’ 102-94 defeat by the Orlando Magic on Monday night. We got a glimpse of just how good the..." October 15
Dallas Morning News "It’s hard to imagine anybody working harder than Dirk Nowitzki to get ready for this NBA season. He did more than he’s ever done in a summer with the possible exception of when he was playing internationally in the Olympics or World Championships. And it still hasn’t given him any sort of..." October 13
Dallas Morning News "The Mavericks will begin the process of developing their newest two-man game when practices start Tuesday. Project No. 1 is making sure Dirk Nowitzki and Monta Ellis play well together. No. 2 is making sure they both get good looks at the basket which usually isn’t a problem for..." September 30
Carlisle said a goal for the team will have Dirk to be in "the low 30s" in terms of minutes. Carter would be in the mid 20s.
NBA.com "The injury-plagued 2012-13 season for Dallas Mavericks power forward Dirk Nowitzki was continuously chronicled by his naysayers who wanted to write the former league and NBA Finals MVP off after the 11-time All-Star was forced to sit out the first 27 games following preseason arthroscopic knee..." September 25
ESPN.com "In the Olympic summer of 2016 Dirk Nowitzki will be 38 years old. But Nowitzki says he'll indeed consider a return to international basketball that summer if he thinks his return to the German national squad can clinch a spot for his homeland in the 2016 Olympics in Brazil. "If I'm still..." September 10
Fort Worth Star-Telegram "As he continues his fight to assist children who are less fortunate Dallas Mavericks forward Dirk Nowitzki has been appointed German Ambassador for UNICEF. With the help of the German Committee for UNICEF Nowitzki started a call to fight chronic malnutrition of children worldwide. In a press..." September 10
Fox Sports Southwest "The past two offseasons the Mavericks had to settle for backup plans when it came to attempting to bring big free agents to Dallas like Deron Williams in 2012 and Dwight Howard in 2013. Despite pressure from outside sources that it may be time to cut ties with longtime Maverick Dirk Nowitzki..." September 08
Dallas Morning News "Dirk Nowitzki may have spent some of his offseason sing happy birthday and mimicking a camel but he has also had serious responsibilities as a father. In a chat with Dallas Mavericks fans on the team’s official app Nowitzki shed some light on his life as a dad. When asked about how fatherhood..." August 27
Sources: Mavs, led by Mark Cuban and Dirk Nowitzki, will meet with Dwight Howard Tuesday in LA
Fox Sports Southwest "There are plenty of NBA fans who don't care much for the Miami Heat. Dirk Nowitzki is one of them. The Dallas Mavericks star power forward expressed his feelings about the two-time defending champions on Friday. "In life, I don't really hate much," Nowitzki told "Fitzsimmons and..." June 29
ESPN.com "Realistically, there is one superstar available in the free-agency market, but Dirk Nowitzki says this isn’t a Dwight Howard-or-bust summer for the Mavericks. “Like last year with Deron Williams, our free agency can’t depend on just one name this year,” Nowitzki said before taking batting..." June 28
Fort Worth Star-Telegram "Dirk Nowitzki let out a sigh Monday afternoon when asked about the possibilities of former teammate Jason Kidd becoming a head coach in the NBA. Kidd retired last week following an illustrious 19-year career, which includes being a Dallas Mavericks teammate of Nowitzki from 2008-'12. Kidd is..." June 10
Dallas Morning News "Dirk Nowitzki said Thursday that he’s excited for July 1, the day teams can officially start talking with free agents. Nowitzki’s first two targets will be superstars Dwight Howard and Chris Paul. While spending some time on 103.3’s Fitzsimmons & Durrett show [KESN-FM], the Dallas Mavericks..." June 08
CBSSports.com "Dirk Nowitzki told local radio in Dallas this week that part of his pitch to free agents Chris Paul and Dwight Howard is that he'd be willing to take a pay cut after his current deal expires in order to make cap room and add flexibility. From the Dallas Morning News: Nowitzki, who will turn 35..." June 07
Dallas Morning News "Dirk Nowitzki isn’t exactly an eternal optimist. He deals in reality. So why is he smiling about the Mavericks’ chances in free agency this summer? Why does he think the Lakers’ Dwight Howard and/or the Clippers’ Chris Paul are realistic possibilities to join him in Dallas for his twilight..." May 18
Dallas Morning News "Kevin Durant’s season ended early in large part because he got the Dirk Nowitzki treatment. And he didn’t have enough help around him to compensate. When Russell Westbrook injured his knee in the first round against Houston, it meant Durant was destined for major multi-player coverages on..." May 18
Dallas Morning News "Dirk Nowitzki said he had an MRI on his left knee Thursday. He said the knee hasn’t given him any difficulties, but given that he had to have arthroscopic surgery on his right knee in October, he wants to make sure the left one is sound. Nowitzki said he won’t know the results of that MRI until..." April 19
Dallas Morning News "Dirk Nowitzki had two reasons to celebrate Sunday night. The first was reaching 25,000 career points in the first half. The second was shaving. Within moments after Dallas’ 107-89 victory over New Orleans on Sunday night, Nowitzki made a beeline to the locker room to shave that awful mess that..." April 15
Dallas Morning News "On a jumper with 6:44 remaining in the second quarter Sunday, Dirk Nowitzki scored his 10th and 11th points of the game — and, more importantly, the 25,000th and 25,001th points of his illustrious Mavericks career. Nowitzki became the 17th player in NBA history to reach the 25,000-point..." April 14
Rick Carlisle believes Dirk Nowitzki (left foot) will play vs. the Suns. He also thinks Elton Brand (sore right calf) will be in uniform.
Dallas Morning News "Dirk Nowitzki doesn’t want it to end like this. Slugging it out for the eighth seed — or more likely missing the playoffs — is bad enough once. Or twice. In the autumn of his NBA career, he wants more. And while he has no problem putting pressure on ownership to find some high-quality..." April 09