Dirk Nowitzki RUMORS & NEWS

  • Nowitzki praises Porzingis: 'He's the whole package'

    The Score "A budding bromance formed during the NBA Africa Games tour. New York Knicks sophomore Kristaps Porzingis has spent most of the excursion learning from Dallas Mavericks veteran Dirk Nowitzki, who has been more than willing to share his wisdom with the next great European import. Porzingis and..." August 07

  • Dirk: 'A little unfortunate' that Noel is still a free agent

    Sports Day "Leave it to Dirk Nowitzki to understate the heck out of the obvious. In his first comments about the new contract he signed last month, Nowitzki made it clear that it's a close, give-and-take relationship with owner Mark Cuban that led him to sign a two-year deal worth $5 million this season..." August 04

  • Dirk Nowitzki to Big3? Ice Cube certainly hopes so

    Sports Day "When the fledgling 3-on-3 basketball league the BIG3 comes to Dallas on July 30, Mavericks fans will see a familiar face on the court at the American Airlines Center -- former Mav DeShawn Stevenson, who is taking advantage of the opportunity to keep hooping in his post-NBA career. But if the..." July 14

  • Mavericks finalizing 2-year, $10 million deal with Dirk Nowitzki

    Clutch Points "The Dallas Mavericks are finalizing a two-year, $10 million deal with talisman Dirk Nowitzki, according to ESPN’s Tim MacMahon. The deal is set-up to include a second year team-option. Nowitzki and the team mutually agreed to opt out of his prior contract late last month, hoping he could be..." July 06

  • Dirk Nowitzki wins 2016-17 Twyman–Stokes Teammate of the Year, says he hopes to be around 'a couple more years'

    Dallas Morning News "In what may be one of the most well-deserved awards to be handed out at the inaugural NBA Awards show this evening, Dirk Nowitzki won Twyman-Stokes Teammate of the Year. The Big German's reputation in the locker room is unscathed, with nearly every teammate or ex-teammate having nothing but..." June 27

  • Dirk Nowitzki Contract Option Declined by Mavericks

    Bleacher Report "Dirk Nowitzki's hefty $25 million contract option has been declined by the Dallas Mavericks on Sunday, though he is expected to sign a new deal and return to the Mavs for his 20th NBA season in 2017-18, per Marc Stein of ESPN. Stein reported the sides are "strongly considering" a two-year..." June 25

  • Why the Mavericks are likely to opt out on the final year of Dirk Nowitzki's contract

    Sports Day "Everybody points to re-signing Nerlens Noel as the Mavericks' No. 1 priority when free agency opens on July 1. In reality, the situation with Dirk Nowitzki is more intriguing. Not because he'll be playing with anyone other than the Mavericks next season. For that matter, Noel won't be going..." June 12

  • Kareem Abdul-Jabbar Backtracks on Dirk Nowitzki Criticism

    SLAM Online "Kareem Abdul-Jabbar attempted to clarify controversial comments he made last year, when he called Dirk Nowitzki a “one-trick pony” who fell short of a “dominant career.” Kareem walked back his criticism late last week, and gave Dirk his props. The Hall of Fame center says his statements were..." May 16

  • 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