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  • • Mavs' Nowitzki out weeks, to miss '18-19 start
    Mavericks forward Dirk Nowitzki will miss multiple weeks while he continues to recover from April ankle surgery, according to coach Rick Carlisle. Nowitzki is expected to be out for several games to start the 2018-19 season....
  • • Carlisle says Nowitzki out for 'at least two weeks'
    Dallas Mavericks forward Dirk Nowitzki has missed the team's entire preseason run due to a sore left ankle. The Mavs' regular season starts Oct. 17 against the Phoenix Suns (10:30 ET, ESPN), but Nowitzki will not play in that game or any others for at least a few more weeks....
  • • Dirk Nowitzki still weeks away from returning to court
    Mavericks big man Dirk Nowitzki is still weeks away from returning to action, head coach Rick Carlisle told reporters today. As Tim MacMahon of ESPN.com details, that means Nowitzki will miss the start of the season, his 21st with the Mavs. “It’s going to be multiple weeks, I can tell you that,” Carlisle said. “But there’s no real soft or hard date...
  • • Dirk Nowitzki may not be ready to start season
    Mavericks big man Dirk Nowitzki suffered a setback in his recovery from left ankle surgery during the week before training camp opened, according to Tim MacMahon of ESPN.com. After he felt soreness in his Achilles while playing pickup games at Dallas’ practice facility, Nowitzki’s on-court work has been limited and his availability to start the reg...
  • • Nowitzki's availability for Mavs' opener in doubt
    Dirk Nowitzki, who is recovering from ankle surgery, has yet to practice with the Mavericks this preseason....
  • • Dirk Nowitzki still expected to be out weeks
    Dirk Nowitzki is still expected to be out weeks for the Dallas Mavericks.Nowitzki is recovering from ankle surgery he underwent in April. He experienced a setback last month, and on Tuesday, both he and Mavericks head coach Rick Carlisle said the absence will extend for weeks rather than days. The Mavericks’ regular-season opener is on Oct. 17. Bas...
  • • Luka Doncic to make NBA debut in Mavs’ preseason opener
    The much-anticipated debut of Luka Doncic has nearly arrived. He’s slated to appear for the Dallas Mavericks in their preseason opener.Brad Townsend of The Dallas Morning News notes head coach Rick Carlisle confirmed the news, saying Doncic will hold a substantial role Saturday against the Beijing Ducks. Doncic, the No. 3 overall pick of the 2018 d...
  • • Oldest, youngest players on NBA rosters
    The NBA’s second-oldest player called it a career earlier this offseason, as longtime Spurs guard Manu Ginobili announced his retirement. Meanwhile, the third-oldest player in the league – veteran guard Jason Terry – remains unsigned, and while he has expressed repeated interest in returning for a 20th NBA season, it’s not clear if or when he’ll ge...
  • • 2018 offseason in review: Dallas Mavericks
    Hoops Rumors is breaking down the 2018 offseason for all 30 NBA teams, revisiting the summer’s free agent signings, trades, draft picks, departures, and more. We’ll evaluate each team’s moves from the last several months and look ahead to what the 2018/19 season holds for all 30 franchises. Today, we’re focusing on the Dallas Mavericks. Signings: ...
  • • Dirk Nowitzki 'will likely' come off of the bench in his final season with the Dallas Mavericks
    After starting during his first 20 seasons, Dirk Nowitzki 'will likely come off' of the Dallas Mavericks' bench....
  • • Nowitzki 'likely' to come off bench for Mavs
    Mavericks coach Rick Carlisle said Friday that Dirk Nowitzki will likely come off the bench this season, after the team acquired DeAndre Jordan over the offseason....
  • • Dirk Nowitzki to come off bench for Mavs this season
    Dirk Nowitzki was a starter in the first NBA game he ever played, but the Dallas Mavericks legend will likely be opening games on the bench in 2018-19.According to ESPN’s Tim MacMahon, Mavs coach Rick Carlisle said he expects Nowitzki to shift into a reserve role for Dallas this season. In 1,471 career appearances for the Mavs, Nowitzki has opened ...
  • • On the role of Dirk Nowitzki this season
    Here’s the Dallas Morning News reporting on Mavs forward Dirk Nowitzki, whose career is winding down and his role continues to diminish: His role on the court won’t change a bit. He’ll still be featured in the pick-and-pop and the spot-up shooting roles. And the one-legged fadeaway that he pioneered will come out of mothballs ever...
  • • Dirk Nowitzki passes the burden of offensive spacing
    To understand what has made Dirk Nowitzki one of the best players in the history of basketball is to acknowledge his best attributes in a matter of cascading degrees. There’s a transitive quality to why he’s the second best power forward of all time.It starts with the two most essential and obvious traits: He is seven feet tall and can shoot three-...
  • • Dirk Nowitzki thinks the Mavericks can make the playoffs
    The additions of rookie Luka Doncic and DeAndre Jordan has the Mavericks thinking about the playoffs in a crowded Western Conference, Dwain Price of Mavs.com writes. “I think we have a good team, but the West is loaded,” said Dirk Nowitzki. “Now LeBron came over to the West as well, so there are a lot of great, great players in the West. It’s going...

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Top news - Dirk Nowitzki

  • • Dirk Nowitzki will return for 2018/2019 season
    As expected, Dirk Nowitzki will play at least one more season for the Mavericks, confirming today that he’ll return for a 21st NBA season in 2018/19, per Eddie Sefko of The Dallas Morning News.Nowitzki, who signed a two-year deal with the Mavs last summer, has maintained all season that he hoped to return for the second year of that contract as lon...
  • • Nowitzki undergoes season-ending ankle surgery
    The Dallas Mavericks are bad. They currently hold the league’s fourth-worst record with a mark of 24-55. But for 20 years, there’s always been Dirk Nowitzki. He’s a future Hall of Famer. After all, he is one of just eight players to register 30,000 career points. But he’s not going to be around forever. And with their season all but over, Nowitzki ...
  • Report: Dirk Nowitzki Undergoes ‘Relatively Minor’ Surgery On Left Ankle
    Dirk Nowitzki underwent “relatively minor” surgery on his left ankle Thursday morning, according to ESPN‘s Tim MacMahon. The procedure is not expected to impact his decision on whether to return next season: Sources: Dirk Nowitzki underwent surgery on his left ankle this morning and will miss the rest of the season. The surgery i...
  • • Report: Nowitzki chose surgery to increase chances of playing next season
    Dirk Nowitzki has decided to end his season early by undergoing surgery on his troublesome left ankle, but the 39-year-old is reportedly not planning to call it a career.Marc Stein of the New York Times reports that Nowitzki opted for the surgery as soon as possible in order to increase his chances of being back healthy for the start of the 2018-20...
  • • Nowitzki has ankle surgery, out for season
    Dirk Nowitzki will miss the remainder of the Mavericks' season after undergoing surgery on his left ankle Thursday morning, the team announced....
  • • Dirk Nowitzki to miss rest of season after minor left ankle surgery
    Dallas Mavericks forward Dirk Nowitzki will miss the remainder of the regular season after undergoing minor left ankle surgery, the team announced on Thursday morning....
  • • Rick Carlisle: LeBron James’ mind runs like ‘fastest Internet speed’
    Dallas Mavericks head coach Rick Carlisle couldn’t help but marvel at watching LeBron James play on Sunday night as his squad played the latest victim to the Cleveland Cavaliers superstar’s legendary late-game brilliance.James would notch his 17th triple-double on the season (16 points, 13 rebounds, 12 assists) as the Cavs rallied late to upend the...
  • • Next year's MVP award is Anthony Davis' to lose
    AD was never expected to reach this offensive peak coming out of college. Now he's a blend of David Robinson and Dirk Nowitzki -- right before each won his first MVP....
  • • MRI shows Lonzo Ball has knee contusion
    Lonzo Ball’s latest knee injury does not appear to be too serious.An MRI on Ball’s knee shows that he has a contusion but no other damage, the Los Angeles Lakers announced on Thursday. Ball will be questionable for the team’s game at home on Friday against the Milwaukee Bucks.Ball hurt his knee when Dirk Nowitzki backed into him during the third qu...
  • • Lonzo Ball day-to-day with knee contusion
    Los Angeles Lakers rookie guard Lonzo Ball had an MRI done on his left knee Thursday after getting knocked out of Wednesday night’s game. Thankfully, the images showed the injury is nothing more than a knee bruise, and he’s been listed as “day-to-day.Per Mike Bresnahan, the Lakers are calling him questionable for Friday’s game against the Milwaukee...
  • • Lonzo Ball to undergo MRI for knee injury
    Lonzo Ball is set to undergo an MRI on his knee Thursday.Ball left Wednesday’s game against the Dallas Mavericks in the middle of the third quarter after injuring his knee. Ball seemed to get hurt when he was tangled with Dirk Nowitzki before contesting a shot attempt from Harrison Barnes.The Los Angeles Lakers point guard exited with what was term...
  • • Mavericks seem to embrace tank in loss to Lakers
    Mark Cuban has already been fined for talking about his intentions to tank, but that does not seem to have stopped the Mavericks from embracing the process.Late in Dallas’ game against the Lakers in Los Angeles on Wednesday, the Mavs went with, shall we say, an inexperienced lineup. Over the final five minutes, the players on the floor for Dallas i...
  • • Mavs Notes: Nowitzki, Kleber, Noel, Mejri
    All signs point toward Mavericks big man Dirk Nowitzki returning next season, Marc Stein of the New York Times reports in his latest newsletter. Nowitzki has been pleased how his body has held up this season, as he has appeared in all but one of the team’s 73 games. “I feel great,” he told Stein. “I’ve only missed one game this season. I signed a t...
  • • Mavs' Nowitzki plans to return for 21st season
    Mavericks veteran center Dirk Nowitzki told the New York Times he is planning on playing next season -- what will be his 21st -- but will make a final decision after the season ends next month....
  • • Dirk Nowitzki 'planning to come back' next season
    With his 20th NBA season nearing its end, it’s fair to wonder if Dallas Mavericks legend Dirk Nowitzki might be playing in his final NBA games.According to Nowitzki, though, retirement is not in the present plan.“As of now, I’m planning to come back,” Nowitzki said per Marc Stein of The New York Times. “I feel great. I’ve only missed one game all s...

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