Dirk Nowitzki PF DAL 1 month ago

Nowitzki will play for Germany at EuroBasket 2015, Sports Illustrated reports.

Nowitzki will play for his native country for the first time in four years, as Berlin plays host to one of the tournament's group stage rounds. "I've chosen to be in Berlin," Nowitzki said. "I've had the whole month of May and used it to gain some distance and enjoy family time. Of course, I also have consulted the matter with my wife. But a EuroBasket in our home country is a huge thing and I look forward to it, I thought it would be a great way to conclude my national team career." The soon-to-be-37-year-old figures to be a key component for the German team, and it sounds as though this will be his swan song in international play.

Dirk Nowitzki PF DAL 2 months ago

Nowitzki said Wednesday that he wouldn't be opposed to coming off the bench next season if the Mavericks land a top free agent, Earl Sneed of Mavs.com reports.

The big name expected to hit the market this offseason is LaMarcus Aldridge, and the Mavericks are believed to be in play for the Texas native if he opts to leave the Blazers. Should the Mavs be able to land Aldridge or another talented power forward, there's a chance Nowitzki could move to the bench as he enters his age 37 season. Nowitzki played his fewest minutes in 2014-15 (29.6 per game) since his rookie year, and the Mavs will likely look to further restrict his workload next season.

Dirk Nowitzki PF DAL 2 months ago

Nowitzki grabbed a double-double with 22 points, 14 rebounds, and one steal in 39 minutes of action in Game 5's elimination loss to the Rockets.

Nowitzki put up a solid performance, but unfortunately it wasn't enough to rack up a win for the Mavericks. Now eliminated from their 2015 championship run, the Mavericks will look to reboot during the offseason. Nowitzki finished the postseason averaging 21.2 points and 10.2 rebounds per game.

Dirk Nowitzki PF DAL 2 months ago

Nowitzki scored 16 points (7-14 FG, 2-2 FT) in a win over the Rockets on Sunday. He added eight rebounds and four assists as Dallas avoided a sweep.

Nowitzki has been swept just once during his illustrious career. Now he and his Dallas teammates will look to extend the series Tuesday in Houston.

Dirk Nowitzki PF DAL 2 months ago

Nowitzki posted 34 points, eight rebounds, four assists, and one block in 36 minutes of action in Game 3 against the Rockets.

Nowitzki bounced back from a poor 3-for-14 performance from the field in Game 2, but it wasn't enough to get the win in Game 3. He's had a strong Playoff record throughout his career, but he's now fighting to avoid getting swept in the first round against the Rockets.

Dirk Nowitzki PF DAL 2 months ago

Nowitzki had a poor shooting night Tuesday against Houston, going just 3-for-14 from the field to finish with 10 points. He added 13 rebounds, two assists, and a steal over 37 minutes on the floor.

Nowitzki matched his shot total from Game 1, but hit seven fewer shots as the Mavericks dropped to 0-2 in their series with the Rockets. Although he's not the player he was from a few seasons ago, Nowitzki is still a solid playoff performer and should bounce back in Game 3 at home.

Dirk Nowitzki PF DAL 2 months ago

Nowitzki scored 24 points (10-14 FG, 1-1 3Pt, 3-3 FT) with eight rebounds and two assists in 34 minutes Saturday in the Mavericks 108-118 loss to the Rockets.

Despite Nowitzki's hot shooting, three other Mavericks took more shot attempts than him Saturday, something which shouldn't continue as the series progresses. The future Hall of Famer is set to pass Dwyane Wade for 17th in all time playoff scoring in the next game,

Dirk Nowitzki PF DAL 3 months ago

Nowitzki scored 16 points (5-14 FG, 2-6 3Pt, 4-4 FT) with five rebounds and a steal in 27 minutes during Wednesday's win over the Trail Blazers.

He's had better shooting nights, but after getting a night off on Monday, Nowitzki should have plenty left in his legs heading into the Mavs' tough first round matchup against the Rockets.

Dirk Nowitzki PF DAL 3 months ago

Nowitzki (rest) will not travel to Utah for Monday's game against the Jazz, Eddie Sefko of the Dallas Morning News reports.

With Monta Ellis and Tyson Chandler also resting, all of the Mavs' backups are candidates to garner extra minutes. Given that the team could take a number of different approaches for Wednesday's regular-season finale against the Trail Blazers, it's unwise to count on a full complement of minutes from Nowitzki and the other key guys. Nowitzki had 16 points (5-10 FG, 2-4 3PT, 4-4 FT), four rebounds, an assist and a steal over 29 minutes in Sunday's win over the Lakers.

Dirk Nowitzki PF DAL 3 months ago

Nowitzki stuffed the stat sheet Friday against the Nuggets with 25 points, nine rebounds, four assists, one steal, and three blocks in 38 minutes of action.

Nowitzki's performance Friday is somewhat an anomaly for the veteran, whose production has declined significantly over the past few seasons. Still, owners can take what they can get, but shouldn't expect too much moving forward, as the Mavs are preparing for the playoffs.