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2016 Offseason Preview: Dallas Mavericks

The Dallas Mavericks defied expectations to make another playoff appearances, but it was another year without homecourt advantage and a first round exit. As Dirk Nowitzki ages, the Mavs continue to assemble solid but unspectacular teams around him. Dallas has taken it down to the last week or so each of the last few years, but has squeaked into the postseason with the exception of...
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Former NBA player: Karl-Anthony Towns is league's best rookie since Dirk Nowitzki

Click here if on a mobile device.Former NBA player John Salley joined ESPN radio recently and compared Minnesota Timberwolves forward Karl-Anthony Towns to Dallas Mavericks forward Dirk Nowitzki. Towns recently won Rookie of the Year, averaging 18.3 points and 10.5 rebounds in his first campaign with the T-Wolves. And, says Salley: Towns draws a stark comparison to the Mavericks...
Via SportsDay
1 day ago

Report: Nowitzki to opt out of contract, re-sign with Mavs

Dirk Nowitzki isn’t going to retire just yet, nor will he be leaving the Dallas Mavericks anytime soon. But the 37-year-old said he is going to opt out of the final year of his contract and become a free agent this summer. “We had one more year on the contract, but I think this is the right thing to do,” Nowitzki said on 1310 The Ticket in Dallas, according to ESPN’s Tim...
Via The Sports Daily
22 days ago  |  Discuss

Death with honor for Dallas and Dirk Nowitzki

The people of Dallas can be very proud the day after their Mavericks were eliminated from the NBA playoffs. The Oklahoma City Thunder put an end to the Mavs’ season in Game 5 of the first round on Monday night. It was the result everyone expected, the inevitable conclusion of a series in which one team had two of the 10 best players in the world, the other a ragtag assortment of...
Via Crossover Chronicles
28 days ago  |  Discuss

Nowitzki has no plans to retire, wants to finish career with Mavs

The Dallas Mavericks don’t have to think about life after Dirk Nowitzki just yet. Speaking with reporters following the Mavericks’ series-ending loss to the Oklahoma City Thunder Monday night, Nowitzki made it clear that retirement is far from his mind, per Tim MacMahon of “I signed on for three years a couple years ago. My intention was always to finish this...
Via Sportsnaut
28 days ago  |  Discuss

Russell Westbrook’s block on Dirk Nowitzki was amazing (VIDEO)

Russell Westbrook is one of the NBA’s most athletic players in recent memory. When a six-foot-three point guard manages to block a seven-footer’s shot, that speaks volumes as to how athletic they are. Westbrook rejected Dirk’s dunk attempt during Thursday night’s game, and his timing could not have been more perfect.
Via The Sports Daily
April 22, 2016  |  Discuss

Dirk Nowitzki: Mavs were 'embarrassed' in playoff blowout

The Dallas Mavericks’ postseason opener could not have gone much worse on Saturday night, and the defeat inflicted has left the team licking their wounds. The Mavericks were eviscerated by Oklahoma City, 108-70, in the series opener, and the face of the franchise admitted that he was embarrassed by the performance. “We’ve just got to show pride,” said Dirk Nowitzki, via...
Via Larry Brown Sports
April 17, 2016  |  Discuss

Dirk Nowitzki: The Legend of Longevity

Dirk Nowitzki recently became the fourth player ever aged 37 or older (Michael Jordan, Kareem Abdul-Jabbar, Karl Malone) to score 40 points in a game. With recent news that he plans to opt into his contract for the 2016-17 season, Dirk has said he's considering playing an extra season to make an even 20."Although he stressed that he wouldn’t make a firm decision until after completing...
Via The Sports Quotient
March 29, 2016  |  Discuss

Nowitzki: Playing 20 seasons sounds 'really, really great'

Reports over the weekend indicated that Dirk Nowitzki intends to opt-in on the final year of his contract with the Dallas Mavericks, meaning the forward will return for the 2016-17 NBA campaign in what will be his 19th season. Comments Nowitzki made on Sunday, however, suggest he might be open to playing one more year beyond next season to round out his NBA career at 20. Nowitzki...
Via Sportress of Blogitude
March 28, 2016  |  Discuss

Dirk Nowitzki says he plans to pick up player option for next season

Pull out a celebratory German lager because we may not be seeing the last of hardwood legend Dirk Nowitzki just yet. On Friday, Nowitzki expressed his intention to pick up his player option for next season, saying, “I’ve always wanted to play those three years to the end,” per Tim McMahon of ESPN. Despite being 37 years old now, the Mavs big man is still kicking. With averages...
Via Larry Brown Sports
March 25, 2016  |  Discuss

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