Dirk Nowitzki RUMORS & NEWS

  • Nowitzki wants to play for Mavericks until very end, rebuild or not

    Sports Day "Through good times and bad, Dirk Nowitzki is the Mavericks' icon. And by his reckoning, being there in the stormy times -- and this rebuilding season was 50 shades of rough -- is just as important as when the sun shines brightly. "Hey, if you're going with a team like I have so long, if..." April 15

  • Dirk to return for 20th NBA season, open to possibly playing a 21st

    Larry Brown Sports "The Big German will be gracing us with his presence for at least another year. Addressing the media on Thursday after the Dallas Mavericks’ season finale the night before, 13-time All-Star big man Dirk Nowitzki said that he will “definitely” be returning to the Mavs next season for his 20th NBA..." April 13

  • Dirk Nowitzki likes Mavericks’ approach to evaluating young talent

    Fort Worth Star-Telegram "While the losses keep piling up by the game, forward Dirk Nowitzki understands why the Dallas Mavericks have recently given more minutes to their younger players. Entering Tuesday’s 7:30 p.m. contest at American Airlines Center against the Denver Nuggets, the Mavericks are 32-48 overall, 1-8 in..." April 11

  • Dirk Nowitzki received potato in the mail from fan

    Larry Brown Sports "You would think that Dirk Nowitzki had seen it all after 19 years in the NBA … and you would think wrong. The Dallas Mavericks’ resident 13-time All-Star took to Twitter on Wednesday to share a rather interesting gift that he recently received in the mail from a fan: a potato with his image..." March 15

  • Dirk Nowitzki gifted 30,000 cans of beer for career scoring milestone

    Sportress of Blogitude "Dirk Nowitzki on Tuesday scored his 30,000th career point in the Dallas Mavericks’ 122-111 victory over the Los Angeles Lakers. And some comments he made after the game evidently earned him some sudsy rewards with which he and thousands of others can wet their whistles. Nowitzki needed only 20..." March 10

  • Dirk Nowitzki joins elite company with 30,000 career points

    Sporting News "With his 20th point Tuesday night against the Lakers, Dirk Nowitzki became the sixth player in NBA history to score 30,000 career points. Nowitzki, 38, joins Kareem Abdul-Jabbar, Wilt Chamberlain, Karl Malone, Michael Jordan and Kobe Bryant to reach the milestone. Julius Erving reached 30,000..." March 08

  • Don Nelson recalls when Nowitzki wanted ‘to go home’ during his rookie year

    Fort Worth Star-Telegram "If Dirk Nowitzki had not had a change of heart, he never would have blossomed into one of the greatest NBA players of all time. Nowitzki was struggling mightily throughout his rookie 1998-99 season with the Dallas Mavericks when he conjured up the courage to approach Don Nelson about what he..." March 07

  • Mavericks' Dirk Nowitzki says he plans to return for 20th season

    ESPN "In his most definitive terms yet, Dallas Mavericks big man Dirk Nowitzki said Friday that he intends to play next season at age 39. Speaking to ESPN's Marc Stein on the TrueHoop Conversations podcast about whether his return for the 2017-18 season can be considered a lock, Nowitzki said: "I..." March 05

  • Mark Cuban's assault on Bleacher Report's Dirk Nowitzki tweet proves his genius yet again

    Sporting News "Bleacher Report thrives on giving millennials "all the feels" by having "no chill" with their trendy social content. Well, Mavericks owner Mark Cuban has mad beef with that. After Bleacher Report's Instagram and Twitter accounts published a clip of Dirk Nowitzki air-balling a shot with the..." February 26

  • There will never be another Dirk Nowitzki

    Yardbarker "Dirk Nowitzki is unquestionably the best player in Dallas Mavericks history and a future Hall of Famer, but now at age 38 and his health beginning to fail him, Dirk himself has admitted to contemplating retirement. This should come as no surprise given that he'll turn 39 in June and he has nothing..." February 18

  • Nowitzki offers to come off the bench for struggling Mavs

    ESPN "The sixth-leading scorer in NBA history would have no problem accepting a sixth-man role if it could help the Dallas Mavericks salvage their season. Dirk Nowitzki starting at center, as Dallas has done recently with coach Rick Carlisle opting to bring Andrew Bogut off the bench, has not proved..." January 06

  • Andrew Bogut to come off bench for Mavericks, Dirk Nowitzki to start

    Pro Basketball Talk "It only took a few minutes of Andrew Bogut and Dirk Nowitzki sharing the court to realize this was simply not going to work — that is two slow-footed big men who like to stay back in the paint, not push out on pick-and-rolls. Go up against a team with even mediocre shooting and that lineup will..." January 03

  • Nowitzki to return from 14-game absence vs. Clippers

    ESPN "Dallas Mavericks star Dirk Nowitzki plans to play Friday night after an extended absence due to a strained right Achilles tendon. Nowitzki told reporters after participating in shootaround that he would return Friday night for a road game against the LA Clippers. He added that he would play..." December 23

  • Sports’ greatest Santa: The amazing story of Dirk Nowitzki and kids fighting for their lives

    Sports Day "He arrives at Children’s Medical Center Dallas wearing a silly felt hat, like Santa’s, except this one is blue and sports a Mavericks logo. He slipped into the hospital, as he’s done for a decade now, with a jolly disposition and enough Christmas presents to fill a large rolling bin. He will..." December 21

  • Dirk Nowitzki expecting to play at some point in December

    ESPN "Injured Dallas star Dirk Nowitzki expects to play at some point in December, telling ESPN he might "be a Christmas gift" for the Mavericks. Nowitzki, the sixth-leading scorer in NBA history, has been limited to only five games this season due to persistent soreness in his strained right..." December 17

  • Dirk Acknowledges Injuries Could Force Him To Retire In 2017

    Real GM Basketball "Dirk Nowitzki would like to continue his playing career next season to play 20 years with the Dallas Mavericks, but he's acknowledged that injuries could prevent that from happening. Nowitzki is currently struggling with a persistent Achilles tendon problem and hasn't played since November..." December 15

  • Rick Carlisle acknowledged that Dirk Nowitzki is “still out indefinitely’’

    Fort Worth Star-Telegram "Last Friday, Dallas Mavericks owner Mark Cuban said Dirk Nowitzki would probably start practicing this week. After this morning’s shootaround at American Airlines Center, Rick Carlisle was also hopeful that his 19-year veteran forward would be able to get back on the court at some point this..." December 13

  • Dirk Nowitzki could return next week for the Mavericks ... but should he?

    CBS Sports "The Mavericks have won three of their past seven games, and two of their last four. This is not impressive, but for a team with five wins total, getting three of them in their past seven games is a better sign than they've had in a while. Dallas is 5-of-17 as of Saturday morning, with a game vs...." December 10

  • 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