Dirk Nowitzki RUMORS & NEWS

  • 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

  • Dirk mulls multi-year deal with Mavericks

    The Score "Dirk Nowitzki might have opted out of his contract, but the German gunner isn't going anyhere. The 37-year-old's game has remained unblemished despite already logging 18 seasons, and he plans to stay with the Dallas Mavericks for at least a few more years. "Since I felt great, played decent,..." June 07

  • Dirk Nowitzki: ‘I’ve got to help myself a little bit’

    Scout "Dirk Nowitzki just finished up another of his beloved family vacations at the beach (this time in Anguilla in the Caribbean) during which he "ate and drank everything in sight," he says. "At least one month in the summer I eat and drink everything in sight ... This month I've been on a tear ....." June 05

  • Dirk Nowitzki to opt out of contract with Mavericks

    SI "Dallas Mavericks star Dirk Nowitzki plans to opt out of his contract, according to Dwain Price of the Star-Telegram. Nowitzki signed a three-year, $25 million deal during the summer of 2014. He previously said he intended to ride out the remainder of the contract. Nowitzki's salary for next..." May 02

  • Cuban: Dirk's a superstar because he's consistently won 50 games

    The Score "Dallas Mavericks owner Mark Cuban drew a great deal of heat Monday afternoon when he called Oklahoma City Thunder guard Russell Westbrook "an All-Star, but not a superstar." It was an overly harsh criticism for a player who had been torching his team through four games to the tune of 23.5 points,..." April 26

  • Dirk Nowitzki "Definitely Won't Retire" This Summer

    Real GM Basketball "Longtime Dallas Mavericks forward Dirk Nowitzki will play at least one more season for the Mavs, saying "I definitely won't retire. That's out of the question. I felt great this year."" April 26

  • Carlisle ready to plea with Dirk to return, Nowitzki wants to finish contract

    The Score "With another Dallas Mavericks season ending in the first round of the playoffs, questions invariably turn to the future of 37-year-old franchise player Dirk Nowitzki. Coach Rick Carlisle won't take his veteran star for granted. "We've got to hope that this isn't Dirk's last game as a Maverick,"..." April 26

  • Nowitzki passes Baylor on NBA's all-time playoff scoring list

    The Score "Dirk Nowitzki's ascension up the NBA's all-time postseason scoring list continued Saturday night when the Dallas Mavericks hosted the Oklahoma City Thunder in Game 4 of their best-of-seven series. Just days after leaping Wilt "The Stilt" Chamberlain, Nowitzki's 12th point of Saturday's contest..." April 24

  • Nowitzki passes Chamberlain on NBA's all-time postseason scoring list

    The Score "A fadeaway jumper Thursday evening in Game 3 of the Dallas Mavericks' first-round series against the Oklahoma City Thunder vaulted Dirk Nowitzki up the NBA's all-time playoff scoring list. With his 12th point of the ballgame, the 13-time All-Star moved past Wilt "The Stilt" Chamberlain into..." April 22

  • Dirk glad Westbrook stuffed him: 'I probably woulda got hung on the rim'

    Uproxx "Dirk Nowitzki was the unfortunate victim of Russell Westbrook’s athleticism in Game 3, with Westbrook viciously blocking Dirk’s dunk attempt. It was a spectacular moment for Westbrook, and a depressing one for Dirk…or was it? As Dirk told Tim McMahon of ESPN, Westbrook’s block might have actually..." April 22

  • Nowitzki day to day with bone bruise in right knee

    The Score "The Dallas Mavericks are riding high off a thrilling Game 2 road upset of the Oklahoma City Thunder, but storm clouds may be on the horizon. Dirk Nowitzki is currently listed as day to day, after an MRI on Tuesday revealed a bone bruise in his right knee, Mavs coach Rick Carlisle told..." April 19

  • Dirk Nowitzki might play beyond the end of 2017 deal

    ESPN "In an interview Sunday with ESPN Radio, Dallas Mavericks forward Dirk Nowitzki acknowledged that he has given thought to playing beyond the final remaining season on his contract. Although he stressed that he wouldn't make a firm decision until after completing the 2016-17 campaign, Nowitzki..." March 28

  • Mavs' Dirk Nowitzki says he'll pick up his option, play next season

    CBS Sports "Dallas Mavericks forward Dirk Nowitzki told reporters Friday that his plan has not changed: the 37-year-old wants to pick up his $8.7 million option for next season, play out the year and then see how his body feels. In the end, he still wants to retire a Maverick. "Obviously I still have a..." March 26

  • Dirk Nowitzki Comfortable With Full Time Move To Center

    Real GM Basketball "Dirk Nowitzki has thrived since his move to the center position. Nowitzki was asked about whether he would be comfortable playing the majority of his minutes at center for the rest of his career. "I'm ready for everything, whatever it may be," said Nowitzki. "I think there's a few dominant..." March 16