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Mavericks moving on from DeAndre Jordan's change of heart

DALLAS (AP) -- Dirk Nowitzki won't let his 18th NBA season be clouded by DeAndre Jordan's decision to renege on Dallas and stay with the Los Angeles Clippers in free agency. Competitive or not without Jordan in the tough Western Conference, the Mavericks are moving on with yet another transformation of their roster. They would have had a makeover either way. "It's a player we didn...
Via AP on Fox
5 days ago  |  Discuss

Dirk Nowitzki Wants To Play At Least Two More Seasons

Dirk Nowitzki has two seasons remaining on his current deal and he was asked at the Dallas Mavericks' media day whether he's begun considering retirement. "Obviously it gets closer, but it's not like I'm thinking of the beach every day," said Nowitzki. "I want to play two more years under contract here, hopefully at a high level, compete, hopefully be efficient when I'm out there...
Via RealGM
6 days ago  |  Discuss

Report: Chandler Parsons had microfracture knee surgery

    The worst-kept secret of the Mavericks offseason (other than DeAndre Jordan’s sense of commitment) is officially out of the bag. Forward Chandler Parsons underwent some sort of arthroscopic surgery on his right knee over the summer, but there was some confusion as to whether or not the procedure was of the microfracture variety as the team only announced it as “arthroscopic...
Via Larry Brown Sports
6 days ago  |  Discuss

Mark Cuban: Dirk to see fewer minutes this season

    For 17 NBA seasons, Mavericks forward Dirk Nowitzki has been a model of ageless German grace. Those exquisite one-legged fadeaways, those sublime rainbow three-pointers, those regal pick-and-pops that should be set on an everlasting loop to the sweet sounds of Johann Sebastian Bach. But if even God had to rest on the seventh day, Dallas should probably consider lessening...
Via Larry Brown Sports
7 days ago  |  Discuss

How many players will be paid more than Dirk Nowitzki this season?

It's widely acknowledged that Dallas Mavericks star Dirk Nowitzki took a discount when he re-signed with the Mavs for three years and $25 million last offseason. But just how big of a paycut was that?By locking into a long-term deal at such a cheap yearly rate, Nowitzki cemented his status as having one of the most underpaid non-rookie deal contracts in all of sports. While Nowitzki...
Via Fox Sports
10 days ago  |  Discuss

Mavs may cut Dirk Nowitzki's minutes this season

Dirk Nowitzki has shown incredible durability throughout his career, but as he enters his 18th season, the Dallas Mavericks and head coach Rick Carlisle may want to save him for the postseason and decrease his minutes. For the first time since his rookie year, Nowitzki averaged less than 30 a minutes game. That number could decrease even further this upcoming season.  Here's more...
Via Fox Sports
18 days ago  |  Discuss

Dirk Nowitzki may play with the German national team again after all

It certainly looked like Dirk Nowitzki had played his last game with the German national team after they fell to Spain in EuroBasket 2015. That might not be the case, though. The Dallas Mavericks superstar left open the possibility of playing another game for Germany. Here's more from Earl K. Sneed of "However, after being moved to tears as the Berlin crowd sent the...
Via Fox Sports
20 days ago  |  Discuss

Why The Würzburg Warrior Warrants Your Love

An NBA Champion, NBA Finals MVP, NBA Most Valuable Player, 13-time All-Star, and four-time All-NBA First Team, Dirk Nowitzki represents his hometown of Würzburg, West Germany, quite well. The list goes on and on. Today, Nowitzki sits 7th in NBA history in scoring. This upcoming season, Dirk will pass one of the best players in the game of basketball for 6th on the all-time scoring...
Via The Sports Quotient
August 12, 2015  |  Discuss

DeAndre Jordan liked that Dirk Nowitzki left vacation to be at meeting

DeAndre Jordan is going to sign with the Dallas Mavericks according to all reports, and the efforts of Dirk Nowitzki apparently had an impact on his decision. LA Times reporter Brad Turner says Jordan was impressed that Mavs star Dirk Nowitzki left a family vacation to come meet with him: Source: DJ impressed that Dirk...Read More
Via Larry Brown Sports
July 03, 2015  |  Discuss

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