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41 Dirk Nowitzki PF
Height/Weight: 7-0/245 | Birthdate: 6/19/1978 | Birthplace: Wurzburg, West Germany | Team: Dallas Mavericks | College: No College | NBA Experience: 16 | Owned/Started%: 100/93 | Average Draft Position: 34.42
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Mavericks' Dirk Nowitzki scores 23 in loss to Warriors


by Brandon Wise | CBSSports.com
(12/13/2014) Mavericks forward Dirk Nowitzki scored 23 points on 11 for 20 shooting Saturday in Dallas' 105-98 loss to the Warriors. Nowitzki also pulled down eight rebounds for the Mavericks. 

Dallas will look to bounce back Tuesday in New Yorl against the Knicks. 


Mavericks' Dirk Nowitzki will return to lineup Friday


by Sean d'Oliveira | CBSSports.com
(12/5/2014) After missing Wednesday’s win over the Bucks to rest, Mavericks forward Dirk Nowitzki will play Friday against the Suns, reports the Star-Telegram.

Nowitzki has been held out of back-to-back games this season to preserve him for later in the season. In 18 games this season, Nowitzki is averaging 19.6 points and 5.8 rebounds.


Mavericks to rest Dirk Nowitzki Wednesday


by R.J. White | CBSSports.com
(12/3/2014) The Mavericks will rest forward Dirk Nowitzki Wednesday and hold him out of the team's game against the Bucks, the Fort Worth Star-Telegram reports.

Nowitzki played 42 minutes in Tuesday's overtime win over the Bulls, and he'll be held out of the second leg of a back-to-back for rest purposes for the second straight time. He has averaged 19.6 points and 5.8 rebounds in 29.4 minutes per game. If his per-game usage rate holds, it'll be the first time he hasn't logged 30 minutes per game since his rookie season.


Mavs' Dirk Nowitzki: 'I should be ready to go'


by Chris Cwik | CBSSports.com
(12/1/2014) Mavericks forward Dirk Nowitzki says he should be "ready to go" for Tuesday's game, according to the Dallas Morning News.

Nowitzki sat out Saturday in order to get some rest. He was able to return to practice on Monday. Nowitzki said the team had planned Saturday's rest day for quite some time, so he knew he would get a break. He's averaging 19.4 points per game. 


Mavericks to rest Dirk Nowitzki Saturday against 76ers


by Sean d'Oliveira | CBSSports.com
(11/29/2014) Citing rest, the Mavericks announced forward Dirk Nowitzki will not play Saturday at Philadelphia, reports the team’s website.

The Mavericks played Friday against the Raptors and don’t want to overwork Nowitzki on back-to-back games. Nowitzki’s next opportunity to play will be Tuesday at Chicago.


Mavs' Dirk Nowitzki drops 30 points on Wednesday


by Chris Cwik | CBSSports.com
(11/26/2014) Mavericks forward Dirk Nowitzki dropped 30 points on Wednesday against the Knicks.

Nowitzki shot 11-24 from the field, including one from beyond the arc. He also managed to sink all seven of his free throws. Nowitzki also had six rebounds, two assists and three steals. 


Mavericks forward Dirk Nowitzki doubles up on Pacers


by Chris Cwik | CBSSports.com
(11/24/2014) Mavericks forward Dirk Nowitzki managed to double up on the Pacers on Monday.

Nowitzki shot 9-17 from the field, including two from beyond the arc. He also hit two free throws. Nowitzki was active on the boards as well, picking up 11 rebounds. He added one assist and one block. Nowitzki finished with 22 points. 


Mavericks' Dirk Nowitzki struggles in loss to Rockets Saturday


by Sean d'Oliveira | CBSSports.com
(11/22/2014) Mavericks forward Dirk Nowitzki struggled from field during Saturday’s 95-92 loss to the Rockets Saturday.

Nowitzki scored 11 points on 4 of 18 shooting and added seven rebounds and two rebounds.

The Mavericks next play Monday against Indiana.


Mavericks star Dirk Nowitzki: I'll be fine for Friday


by Marty Gitlin | CBSSports.com
(11/20/2014) Mavericks star Dirk Nowitzki has claimed that his left ankle, which he tweaked Wednesday night, felt fine after a few minutes and that he expects to play Friday against the Lakers.

"I walked it off, got it re-taped," Nowitzki explained to the Dallas Morning News. "Trainer asked me if I wanted to call it a day, but obviously a close game, so if I can walk, I want to be out there."

Nowitzki indeed returned to help Denver defeat Washington.


Mavericks' Dirk Nowitzki able to play through ankle issue


by Chris Cwik | CBSSports.com
(11/19/2014) Mavericks forward Dirk Nowitzki managed to play through an ankle issue on Wednesday.

Nowitzki briefly limped off the court, but was able to return to the contest. He said he had to retape the ankle and take some painkillers, but seemed to downplay the issue. Nowitzki scored 13 points and played 28 minutes during the contest.


Mavericks forward Dirk Nowitzki posts 21 points Thursday


by Chris Cwik | CBSSports.com
(11/13/2014) Mavericks forward Dirk Nowitzki dropped 21 points Thursday against the 76ers.

Nowitzki hit 7-8 from the field, including 6-7 from the free throw line. He also hit one shot from beyond the arc. He also pulled down three rebounds and dished out four assists. Nowitzki said after the game that he stubbed his toe, but indicated he would be fine. 


Mavs' Dirk Nowitzki becomes top scorer among international players


by Igor Mello | CBSSports.com
(11/11/2014) Mavericks power forward Dirk Nowitzki reached another milestone, surpassing Rockets Hall of Famer Hakeem Olajuwon as the highest-scoring international-born player in NBA history. Nowitzki knocked down a 19-foot jumper over Carl Landry with 8:57 remaining in Tuesday's win over the Kings to reach that mark.

He finished with 23 points and is now in ninth place on the all-time scoring list. He shot 7 of 12 from the field, including 2 of 3 from downtown, and 7 of 8 from the charity stripe. He also chipped in with seven rebounds, three assists and one block while logging 34 minutes of game action. He is averaging 22.2 points, 6.6 rebounds and 2.6 assists over his last five games.


Mavericks PF Dirk Nowitzki doubles up in win vs. Jazz


by R.J. White | CBSSports.com
(11/7/2014) Mavericks power forward Dirk Nowitzki scored a team-high 27 points on 11 of 18 shooting, including 5 of 8 shooting from behind the arc, while grabbing 10 rebounds in his team's 105-82 win over the Jazz Friday.

Nowitzki managed to reach 27 points for the second time in three games despite seeing only 28 minutes of action thanks to posting his fourth game with a shooting percentage of better than 60 percent. His points all came from the field as the Dallas star didn't make one trip to the free-throw line. He also chipped in two assists and one steal in the win. The Mavericks are set to face the Heat Sunday.


Dirk Nowitzki produces best effort of the season


by Larry Hartstein | CBSSports.com
(11/4/2014) Mavericks forward Dirk Nowitzki scored a season-high 27 points in Monday's home win over the Celtics. Nowitzki shot 9 of 14 from the field, making all four of his 3-point tries, and added seven rebounds and four assists.

He's averaging 20.8 points and 5.5 rebounds through four games. Nowitzki visits Portland on Thursday.


Mavericks forward Dirk Nowitzki drops 16 Friday


by Chris Cwik | CBSSports.com
(10/24/2014) Mavericks forward Dirk Nowitzki dropped 16 points Friday against the Magic.

Nowitzki went 5-10 from the field, and added four three pointers. He also pulled down four rebounds while playing 23 minutes. 


Mavericks PF Dirk Nowitzki (hip) plays 29 minutes Friday


by R.J. White | CBSSports.com
(10/18/2014) Mavericks power forward Dirk Nowitzki scored 16 points and grabbed nine rebounds in Friday's 108-102 preseason win over the Cavaliers.

Nowitzki was sidelined earlier in the preseason by a hip injury, but after seeing 19 minutes of action Sunday, the Mavericks star upped his workload to 29 minutes Friday. He should be ready to fill his regular role by the start of the regular season.


Mavericks F Dirk Nowitzki to miss second straight preseason game


by Igor Mello | CBSSports.com
(10/8/2014) Mavericks forward Dirk Nowitzki is not expected to play in Friday's preseason game against the Thunder, per the team's official website. Nowitzki, who sat out Tuesday, will miss the first two preseason games because of a right hip injury. He remains without a timetable for return.

Carlisle: Mavericks' Dirk Nowitzki 'making gradual progress'


by Michael Hurcomb | CBSSports.com
(10/7/2014) Although Mavericks forward Dirk Nowitzki will miss Tuesday's preseason opener against the Rockets due to injury, coach Rick Carlisle said Nowtizki is showing improvement with his right hip contusion, per The Dallas Morning News.

"Dirk seems to be doing better, making gradual progress," Carlisle said. "We’ll let you know tomorrow where things are at. I’m not what his timetable is to be back at practice or whatever. We’ll let you know."


Mavericks' Dirk Nowitzki dealing with hip contusion


by Igor Mello | CBSSports.com
(10/6/2014) Mavericks forward Dirk Nowitzki has been diagnosed with a right hip contusion, according to the team's official website. The team has not revealed how Nowitzki suffered the injury, although it's believed to be serious. However, he will be held out as a precaution in Tuesday's preseason game against the Rockets.

Mavericks want to trim down Dirk Nowitzki's minutes


by Igor Mello | CBSSports.com
(9/29/2014) Mavericks head coach coach Rick Carlisle told reporters on media day that he hopes to trim down forward Dirk Nowitzki's minutes from 32 to approximately 29 per game this season, per the team's official website.

"I'd like to continue to work [Dirk's] minutes gradually down. I think we can find a way to get him from 32 minutes to 31 or 29," Carlisle said.

The 36-year-old veteran logged 32.8 minutes per contest last season. He averaged a team-high 21.7 points on 49.7 percent from the field, including 39.8 percent from three-point range over 80 games last season.


Dirk Nowitzki gives Mavs a big discount with new deal


by Joe Polito | CBSSports.com
(7/15/2014) The Mavericks re-signed free agent Dirk Nowitzki to a three-year, $25 million deal, ESPN reports. The veteran big man reportedly turned down max offers from Houston and the Lakers before signing a discounted deal with Dallas. 

Nowitzki had a historically great season for a 36-year-old, averaging 21.7 points per game on 50 percent shooting from the field and 40 percent from three. He also logged 30-plus minutes per game in 80 appearances. 


Dirk Nowitzki re-ups with Mavericks for three years


by Chris Towers | CBSSports.com
(7/3/2014) Mavericks forward Dirk Nowitzki ended his free agency with little drama, agreeing to a three-year deal to return to Dallas Thursday.

Nowitzki will stay with the Mavericks, the only team he has ever played with, on a three-year deal worth roughly $30 million, according to ESPN.com. That would represent a steep pay cut for the 36-year-old, who made $22 million last season.

Nowitszki appeared in all but two games for the Mavericks a year ago, averaging 21.7 points, 6.2 rebounds and 2.7 assists in 32.9 minutes per game. 


Dirk Nowitzki doubles up in win over Thunder


by Igor Mello | CBSSports.com
(4/4/2014) Mavericks forward Dirk Nowitzki made his presence felt again on Thursday, doubling up with 26 points and 11 rebounds in a 113-107 victory over the Thunder.

Nowitzki shot 10 of 18 from the floor, including 4 of 7 from downtown, and 2 of 2 from the charity stripe. He also chipped in with one assist, two steals and one block while logging 35 minutes of game action. Nowitzki has six double-doubles this season. He is averaging 26.2 points, 9.6 rebounds and 4.0 assists.

Dirk Nowitzki comes up big in overtime win


by Chris Towers | CBSSports.com
(3/26/2014) Mavericks forward Dirk Nowitzki overpowered the Thunder Tuesday, leading the way in a 128-119 overtime win.

Nowitzki scored 32 points on 11 of 23 shooting, just two days after shooting just 2 for 12 from the field. He made two 3-pointers and went 8 for 8 from the free-throw line, while adding 10 rebounds, six assists and four steals in the win, though he also turned the ball over six times.

Nowitzki remains an ageless wonder, averaging 21.3 points per game, the 13th time in the last 14 seasons he has reached 20 points per game for a season. He is also added six rebounds 2.6 assists and 1.6 3-pointers while appearing in 70 of the team's 72 games.  


Dirk Nowitzki defeats Knicks on lucky bounce at the buzzer


by Igor Mello | CBSSports.com
(2/24/2014) Mavericks forward Dirk Nowitzki knocked down a 19-foot, game-winning fadeaway jumper that bounced off the back of the rim and fell in at the buzzer to defeat the Knicks 110-108 on Monday.

Nowitzki scored 15 points on 6 of 13 shooting from the field, missing all five of his attempts from downtown, but converting all three of his free throw attempts. He did all of his damage in 32 minutes of game action, also adding three assists, one rebound and two steals. He is averaging 17.2 points, 4.4 rebounds and 3.0 assists over his last five games.