Dirk Nowitzki RUMORS & NEWS

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    Bryan Gutierrez @BallinWithBryan

    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.

  • Nowitzki’s German mentor says Mavs star could play 3-4 more years “easily”

    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

  • Dirk Nowitzki’s defense must be upgraded, Mark Cuban says

    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

  • Rockets tried to acquire Dirk Nowitzki

    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

  • Nowitzki’s ‘ugly’ jumper beautiful for Mavericks in win over Knicks

    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

  • Nowitzki says he plans to play a few more years

    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

  • At age 35, Dirk Nowitzki showing skeptics he’s not finished yet

    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

  • Dirk Nowitzki earns 12th trip to All-Star Game

    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

  • Nowitzki not hurt, but won't play tonight

    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

  • Nowitzki says he plans to extend with Mavs for two, three seasons

    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

  • Nowitzki suffered bruises on his shooting arm

    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

  • Dirk doubts Mavericks are a playoff team

    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

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    Earl K. Sneed @EarlKSneed

    Per Rick Carlisle, Dirk Nowitzki (left ankle) is a game-time decision vs. the Clippers. Dirk rode an exercise bike during shootaround.

  • Dirk Nowitzki puts team on his back in Dallas Mavericks' best performance of the season

    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

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    Dwain Price @DwainPrice

    Dirk Nowitzki snd coach Rick Carlisle missed this morning's shootaround with an illness. Their status for tonight's game is unclear.

  • Nowitzki comes to the rescue in Mavs' ugly 89-82 win over Bobcats

    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

  • Nowitzki’s gets a tough hit on the nose, dishes one out to the NBA

    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

  • Nowitzki, Larkin combine for Mavericks 103-99 victory over Warriors

    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

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    NBA Official @NBAOfficial

    Dallas' Dirk Nowitzki receives flop warning (vs. Denver on Nov. 25). See video at http://t.co/s31cRnMjez

  • James, Durant imitate Dirk's one-foot fadeway

    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

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    Dwain Price @DwainPrice

    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.

  • Nowitzki-Ellis combo for Mavericks turning heads

    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

  • Dirk Nowitzki passes Reggie Miller, into 15th, on points list

    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

  • Mark Cuban: Don’t get too worked up over Dirk Nowitzki’s left knee

    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

  • Chart-climbing Nowitzki, Ellis lead Mavericks over Wizards 105-95

    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

  • Mavericks' Dirk Nowitzki feeling healthy, encouraged after hot start

    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

  • Durant: Dirk 'one of my favorite players' ever

    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

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    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

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  • Dirk Nowitzki welcomes basketball mentor Holger Geschwindner back for some unorthodox gym work

    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

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    Chuck Cooperstein @coopmavs

    Mavs holding their breath a bit today. Flagrant 2 by Dirk being reviewed by NBA. Could be suspended for Opening Night. Emphasis on could.

  • Dirk-Monta duo already dangerous

    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

  • Nowitzki ramps up offseason prep to battle Father Time

    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

  • Nowitzki believes Monta Ellis will have more success in their two-man game

    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

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    Bryan Gutierrez @BallinWithBryan

    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.

  • Keeping Dirk rested might prove beneficial for Mavs

    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

  • Dirk Nowitzki ponders FIBA return

    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

  • Nowitzki is a German Ambassador for UNICEF

    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

  • Cuban makes it clear he will not trade Nowitzki

    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

  • Dirk Nowitzki on changing diapers, Devin Harris and his expectations for the Dallas Mavericks

    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

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    Chris Broussard @Chris_Broussard

    Sources: Mavs, led by Mark Cuban and Dirk Nowitzki, will meet with Dwight Howard Tuesday in LA

  • Report: Nowitzki doesn't hate much, but Heat are 'close'

    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

  • Dirk: Mavs' summer not Dwight or bust

    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

  • Nowitzki likes Kidd's chances as a head coach

    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

  • Nowitzki discusses Mavericks’ pursuit of ‘two monsters’ Chris Paul, Dwight Howard

    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

  • Nowitzki will take paycut to to help attract another star to Dallas

    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

  • Nowitzki ready to “hit it out of the ballpark” in free agency

    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

  • Dirk Nowitzki can relate to Kevin Durant’s rough series vs. Memphis

    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

  • Nowitzki has MRI on left knee, plans to have feet, ankles checked out as well

    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

  • Clean-shaven Dirk Nowitzki reflects after surpassing 25,000 career points

    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