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By Dustin Krugel, Suns.com
Posted: May 27, 2003
It seems like every team is searching for the next Dirk Nowitzki and the Phoenix Suns are no different.
On Tuesday, the Suns got a close-up look at Zarko Cabarkapa, a supposed Nowitzki clone, in a private workout session at America West Arena that also included Mississippi State Mario Austin, North Dakota forward Jerome Beasley and Notre Dame point guard Chris Thomas.
Cabarkapa is a versatile 6-11 forward from Yugoslavia, who can play all three frontcourt positions, but is most comfortable at the small forward position.
“I like an up-tempo game,” Cabarkapa said through his agent and interpreter Rade Filipovich after his first NBA tryout following a 13-hour flight to Phoenix. “I like to run the floor. I like to play outside and at the small forward position. I can also play at the four, but I’m obviously much more confident facing the basket.”
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Dirk Nowitzki has left the Dallas Mavericks' game against Memphis with lower back tightness. His return was questionable.
Nowitzki appeared slow throughout the first quarter Wednesday night, laboring down the floor and not playing defense effectively. He came back in for a short time in the opening minutes of the second period, but left after scoring only one point and missing...
MEMPHIS, Tenn. (AP) -- Dirk Nowitzki has left the Dallas Mavericks' game against Memphis with lower back tightness. His return was questionable.
Nowitzki appeared slow throughout the first quarter Wednesday night, laboring down the floor and not playing defense effectively. He came back in for a short time in the opening minutes of the second period, but left after scoring only...
Dallas Mavericks star forward Dirk Nowitzki left Wednesday's game at Memphis due to lower-back tightness.
Nowitzki played only 9 1/2 minutes and scored one point, attempting only one shot, before leaving the game early in the second quarter.
The reigning NBA Finals MVP entered the game averaging 19.7 points and 6.9 rebounds per game.
He had been on a tear in his previous five...
Dallas Mavericks All-Star Dirk Nowitzki was forced out of Wednesday's game against the Memphis Grizzlies early in the second quarter because of lower back tightness.
If true, this will surely make Mark Cuban one happy dude. Svetislav Pesic, the new coach of Germany’s national hoops team, says he’s not counting on Dirk Nowitzki (who expressed some regret about playing for his country last summer) going forward. From Fiba.com: “Does Nowitzki figure into Pesic’s plans? ‘I believe that Nowitzki isn’t expecting my call,’ Pesic said...
Dirk Nowitzki is not expected to be a member of the German national team at the London Olympics.
A hobbled Dirk Nowitzki isn't ideal for the slumping Dallas Mavericks, who have few off days for him to recover during a busy stretch.
They haven't needed much - or any - production from Nowitzki when facing the New Orleans Hornets this season, though.
The defending NBA champions are in a slump and unsure of the status of their superstar for Friday night's matchup at...
MEMPHIS -- This is that dark alley the Dallas Mavericks were trying to avoid.
As members of three different teams, Deron Williams, Dirk Nowitzki and Dwight Howard all took the floor Sunday night for the NBA All-Star Game in Orlando. The next time all three are playing in the same game it could be as teammates.
If Howard is not traded by the March 15 deadline, there's a realistic chance that the Orlando Magic center will be wearing a Dallas Mavericks jersey...
Serbian forward Zarko Cabarkapa and Brazilian guard Leandro Barbosa pose for a few snapshots in their new Phoenix Suns uniforms.(Barry Gossage/NBAE Photos)
The All-Star game was a slathering of dunks, hoopla and oohs and ahs. Glad it’s over, glad the West won 152-149, led by All-Star MVP Kevin Durant with 36 points. Kobe Bryant scored 27 points to break the All-Star game total points record held by Michael Jordan and my man Dirk Nowitzki played 13 minutes and had 7 points and 4 rebounds.
The East led by LeBron James with 36 points...