Dirk Nowitzki RUMORS & NEWS

  • 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

  • The Mavericks are doing right by Dirk Nowitzki

    SB Nation "For the sixth straight summer, the Dallas Mavericks failed to do what they set out to do. Instead of landing a co-star to carry the team through and beyond Dirk Nowitzki’s twilight hours, the Mavericks swapped out Chandler Parsons for Harrison Barnes and tinkered around the edges. Yet the team..." July 25

  • Dallas Mavericks increase value of Dirk Nowitzki's two-year deal to $50 million

    SI "Dirk Nowitzki will sign a two-year, $50 million deal to stay with the Mavericks, reports ESPN’s Marc Stein. Nowitzki has played his entire career in Dallas, and was widely expected to re-sign with the team all off-season. The All-Star forward had taken a significant pay cut the last two years,..." July 22

  • Mark Cuban says he wasn't worried about re-signing Nowitzki: 'Dirk gets what Dirk wants'

    Fox Sports "With Tim Duncan and Kobe Bryant officially retired, it's becoming less likely that we will see a superstar spend their entire career with one team. But listening to Dallas Mavericks owner Mark Cuban, it's safe to say you can add Dirk Nowitzki's name to that list. The outspoken owner told the..." July 18

  • Dirk Nowitzki lays into the Dallas Mavericks organization

    Sportsnaut "For the fourth consecutive summer, the Dallas Mavericks missed out on their primary free-agent targets, only to overpay for mid-tier options instead. After losing out in the sweepstakes for Hassan Whiteside and Mike Conley, Dallas had to resort to giving Harrison Barnes a four-year, $94.4..." July 10

  • Has The $80 Million Dirk Nowitzki Sacrificed Since 2010 Been Worth It?

    Uproxx "It came as no surprise on Tuesday when it was reported that Dirk Nowitzki would be re-upping with the Dallas Mavericks on a two-year deal worth about $40 million. He’s that increasingly rare breed of superstar athlete whose loyalty to the organization that drafted him overrides all other..." July 06

  • Dirk Nowitzki: 'I will definitely finish my career in Dallas'

    Mavs Moneyball "For a brief moment this weekend, after the Mavericks missed out on their top free agent targets with seemingly no backup plan, when it seemed like Dirk Nowitzki could -- or at least should -- leave Dallas. But the Mavericks rebounded nicely, and as it turns out, Nowitzki really was never going to..." July 06

  • Dirk Nowitzki agrees to 2-year, $40 million deal to stay with Mavs

    SB Nation "Unrestricted free agent big man Dirk Nowitzki has agreed to a two-year, $40 million contract with the Dallas Mavericks. Nowitzki had a player option for the 2016-17 season worth $8.6 million on his last contract, but declined it in favor of pursuing a new deal. Nowitzki has talked about how..." July 05

  • Too loyal to leave, Dirk Nowitzki presents dilemma for Dallas

    ESPN "Dirk Nowitzki is Dallas. The big German is the adopted son of one generation of Dallas sports fans, the brother of another and the kids' cool uncle. Few athletes anywhere are as beloved as Dirk in Dallas, who ranks right up there with Roger Staubach, Troy Aikman and Emmitt Smith in this..." July 04

  • Odds On Kevin Durant, Dwyane Wade And Dirk Nowitzki Leaving Current Teams

    Forbes.com "In today’s NBA landscape, it’s not uncommon to see All-Star caliber talent switch jerseys to go chasing rings. With that said, there are a select number of players around the league whose name has become synonymous with the franchise they have suited up for since coming into the league. This..." July 01

  • NBA's David Lee: Dirk Ain't Leaving the Mavs ... He Loves Dallas Too Much

    TMZ "Good news for Mavs fans ... David Lee tells TMZ Sports he doesn't believe Dirk Nowitzki will leave Dallas for greener pastures ... despite the fact Dirk just opted out of his contract. Instead of signing his option and returning to make $8.7 mil next season -- Dirk opted out and will become an..." June 26

  • Report: Dirk Nowitzki opts out of contract with Mavericks

    The Score "As he said he would do, 13-time All-Star Dirk Nowitzki has reportedly opted out of his $8.7-million player option with the Dallas Mavericks, thus making him an unrestricted free agent on July 1, sources told ESPN's Marc Stein. During an appearance on 1310 The Ticket last month, the 38-year-old..." June 21

  • Start the summer speculation with Kevin Durant and… maybe Dirk Nowitzki as Future Warriors

    San Jose Mercury News "This is why the Warriors want Dirk Nowitzki. Did I surprise you with that name? I was surprised when I heard that a run for Nowitzki was bouncing around the Warriors’ thought process recently, but it makes sense. Joe Lacob and Bob Myers’ Warriors are going to be aggressive–we always know..." June 21

  • Dirk Nowitzki Explains Why He’s Already Gained 10 Pounds Since The Season Ended

    Dime Magazine "Dirk Nowitzki is one of everyone’s favorite basketball players because he has a comical “whatever” approach to everything that isn’t playing the game. For 48 minutes a night 82+ times a year, Dirk is a gamer who leaves it all on the floor and really hates losing. But outside of that, Dirk is a..." June 08

  • Dirk Nowitzki: Kevin Durant should stay with ‘loaded’ Thunder

    Sportress of Blogitude "If there’s one NBA superstar who can tout the potential benefits of staying with one team for the long haul, it’s Dirk Nowitzki. And the Dallas Mavericks veteran believes it makes sense for Kevin Durant to remain with the “loaded” Oklahoma City Thunder. Nowitzki, who is pondering his own NBA..." June 08

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