Dirk Nowitzki (rest) will not play tonight vs Bucks. It is not back related, per Mark Cuban.
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
ESPN sources say Dirk Nowitzki has taken bigger pay cut than previously thought. Deal finalized today at three years, $25 mil for Mavs lifer
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.
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
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
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
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
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
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
Donnie Nelson: "Obviously, Dirk's not going anywhere. He's built this franchise. He's been with us since Day 1."
Donnie Nelson: "Obviously, Dirk's not going anywhere. He's built this franchise. He's been with us since Day 1."
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
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
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.
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
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
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