Dirk Nowitzki RUMORS & NEWS

  • 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

  • Cuban not buying that Nowitzki wouldn't want farewell tour

    The Score "As Kobe Bryant prepares to go where Jared Allen headed last week, another aging sports icon approaches the end of his career, symbolizing both the end of a prolific run and mortality of all athletes. No doubt, Dirk Nowitzki - who turns 38 in four months - has watched how Bryant's farewell tour..." February 22

  • Kobe Bryant once tried to recruit Dirk Nowitzki to the Lakers

    Larry Brown Sports "Kobe Bryant once tried to get Dirk Nowitzki to join him in Los Angeles. Nowitzki became a free agent in 2010 and 2014 before re-signing with Dallas both times. Bryant, it turns out, made a longshot attempt at some point to get Dirk to join him with the Lakers." February 15

  • Kobe Bryant once tried recruiting Dirk Nowitzki to the Lakers

    Mavs Moneyball "On Friday during the NBA's All-Star media availability, Western Conference starter Kobe Bryant was asked about Dirk Nowitzki. You can see Bryant's response in the video above -- thanks to the great D-Mavs account for pulling that and putting it up. Here's the transcript of his answer: "Dirk..." February 12

  • Mavs think Dirk Nowitzki's haircut makes him looks like Ellen DeGeneres

    CBS Sports "Knowing that he won't be playing in back-to-back games, Dallas Mavericks forward Dirk Nowitzki decided to look dapper while sitting on the bench against the Phoenix Suns on Sunday. Nowitzki not only wore a nicely tailored suit, he got a slick new haircut. But unfortunately for Nowitzki, the rest..." February 01

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    Chuck Cooperstein @coopmavs

    Per Mavs game notes, Dirk will sit tonight. I'm a little surprised. Minutes weren't too taxing last night. Pachulia out, Likely no Harris

  • Dirk calls Kobe the Michael Jordan of his generation

    The Score "Add Dirk Nowitzki to the long list of NBA greats who have referred to Kobe Bryant as the preeminent player of his era. "Like I said, this entire time, he's our Michael Jordan, for our generation," Nowitzki said to ESPN's Baxter Holmes. "He's one of the best to ever lace 'em up. It's been a..." January 27

  • Dirk Nowitzki announces retirement from German national team

    Pro Basketball Talk "Germany is not going to play in the 2016 Olympics basketball tournament — they didn’t qualify out of EuroBasket for the games, or even this summer’s pre-Olympics last-chance qualifying tournaments (Germany had hoped to host one of those tournaments, but no such luck). With that, Dirk Nowitzki..." January 25

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    John Reid @JohnReid64

    Looks like Mavericks resting their entire team, no Dirk Nowitzki tonight vs. Pelicans.

  • Nowitzki criticizes refs after late-game foul: 'You just blew the game'

    ESPN "Dirk Nowitzki has rarely, if ever in his 18-year career, publicly criticized officiating. He made an exception Saturday night. Nowitzki was unable to bite his tongue when asked about a critical call that went against the Dallas Mavericks with 1:10 remaining in Saturday's 105-98 loss to the New..." January 03