NBA Basketball

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Dirk Nowitzki
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14.2 6.5 1.5
Team: DallasHeight: 7-0 Born: 6/19/1978
Position: F-CWeight: 245 Birthplace: Wurzburg, West Germany
College: NoneDraft: 1st Round 9th pick by Bucks (1998)


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July 6 12:15 PM PT1:15 PM MT2:15 PM CT3:15 PM ET19:15 GMT3:15 12:15 PM MST2:15 PM EST23:15 UAE21:1515:15 ET2:15 PM CTNaN:� - A person with knowledge of the agreement says the Dallas Mavericks and Dirk Nowitzki have agreed on a two-year, $10 million deal that assures a 20th season for the star forward.
Analysis: The second year of the contract carries a team option, the person told The Associated Press on condition of anonymity because the team hasn't announced the deal. The 39-year-old Nowitzki is set to join Kobe Bryant of the Los Angeles Lakers as the only players to spend 20 seasons with one franchise. The deal is similar to the one the Mavs and Nowitzki reached last year, although for significantly less money. Last year's contract was for two years and $50 million.
Apr. 13 11:35 AM PT12:35 PM MT1:35 PM CT2:35 PM ET18:35 GMT2:35 11:35 AM MST1:35 PM EST22:35 UAE20:3514:35 ET1:35 PM CTNaN:� - Nowitzki confirmed that he will return to the Mavericks for a 20th season in 2017-18.
Analysis: Nowitzki's 19th season in Dallas wasn't one of his best, as he averaged 14.2 points while being limited to 54 games by a Achilles injury. The future Hall of Famer, who turns 39 in June, did show he still can be a dangerous scorer, albeit in a reduced role.
Apr. 11 7:41 PM PT8:41 PM MT9:41 PM CT10:41 PM ET2:41 GMT10:41 7:41 PM MST9:41 PM EST6:41 UAE (+1)04:4122:41 ET9:41 PM CTNaN:� - Dirk Nowitzki scored 21 points Tuesday, going 9 of 20 from the field, as the Dallas Mavericks fell to the Denver Nuggets 109-91. Nowitzki pulled down eight rebounds and added an assist, tallying a plus-minus of 0 in his 27:00 of playing time. He added three blocks and one steal. Nowitzki went 1 of 4 from behind the arc.
Analysis: Nowitzki had averaged 9.3 points on 41.4 percent shooting over his previous three games. He won't play in the finale on Wednesday.
Apr. 9 6:00 PM PT7:00 PM MT8:00 PM CT9:00 PM ET1:00 GMT9:00 6:00 PM MST8:00 PM EST5:00 UAE (+1)03:0021:00 ET8:00 PM CTNaN:� - Dirk Nowitzki scored 11 points Sunday on 4-of-12 shooting as the Dallas Mavericks lost to the Phoenix Suns 124-111. Nowitzki pulled down three rebounds and dished out three assists, tallying a plus-minus of -1 in his 20:06 of playing time. Nowitzki went 1 of 2 from 3-point range.
Apr. 7 6:58 PM PT7:58 PM MT8:58 PM CT9:58 PM ET1:58 GMT9:58 6:58 PM MST8:58 PM EST5:58 UAE (+1)03:5821:58 ET8:58 PM CTNaN:� - Dirk Nowitzki scored eight points Friday, going 4 of 6 from the field, as the Dallas Mavericks fell to the San Antonio Spurs 102-89. Nowitzki grabbed three rebounds and added an assist, tallying a plus-minus of +6 in his 16:13 of playing time. He added three blocks.
Apr. 6 9:23 PM PT10:23 PM MT11:23 PM CT12:23 AM ET4:23 GMT12:23 9:23 PM MST11:23 PM EST8:23 UAE06:230:23 ET11:23 PM CTNaN:� - Dirk Nowitzki scored nine points Wednesday on 4-of-11 shooting as the Dallas Mavericks lost to the Los Angeles Clippers 112-101. Nowitzki pulled down four rebounds and added an assist, accumulating a plus-minus of -2 in his 28:02 on the floor. He added one steal. Nowitzki went 1 of 3 from 3-point range.
Apr. 3 11:40 AM PT12:40 PM MT1:40 PM CT2:40 PM ET18:40 GMT2:40 11:40 AM MST1:40 PM EST22:40 UAE20:4014:40 ET1:40 PM CTNaN:� - Nowitzki is out for Tuesday's game against the Kings due to a sore right Achilles but will play Wednesday against the Clippers.
Analysis: Mavs coach Rick Carlisle said he's resting some veterans during this back-to-back.
Apr. 2 3:24 PM PT4:24 PM MT5:24 PM CT6:24 PM ET22:24 GMT6:24 3:24 PM MST5:24 PM EST2:24 UAE (+1)00:2418:24 ET5:24 PM CTNaN:� - Dirk Nowitzki scored 17 points Sunday as the Dallas Mavericks topped the Milwaukee Bucks 109-105. Nowitzki pulled down five rebounds and added an assist, accumulating a plus-minus of +1 in his 25:50 of playing time. He added one block. Nowitzki went 3 of 6 from 3-point range.
Analysis: Nowitzki made 7 of 11 shots and 3 of 6 3-pointers two days after 3-for-17 shooting performance in a loss at Memphis.
Mar. 31 6:46 PM PT7:46 PM MT8:46 PM CT9:46 PM ET1:46 GMT9:46 6:46 PM MST8:46 PM EST5:46 UAE (+1)03:4621:46 ET8:46 PM CTNaN:� - Dirk Nowitzki scored 13 points Friday, going 3 of 17 from the field, as the Dallas Mavericks fell to the Memphis Grizzlies 99-90. Nowitzki grabbed 12 rebounds and added an assist, tallying a plus-minus of -2 in his 30:09 of playing time. Nowitzki went 1 of 6 from 3-point range.
Analysis: Nowitzki notched his eighth double-double of the season but missed a season-high 14 shots from the field. He had double-digit rebounds for the first time in 10 games.
Mar. 29 7:11 PM PT8:11 PM MT9:11 PM CT10:11 PM ET2:11 GMT10:11 7:11 PM MST9:11 PM EST6:11 UAE (+1)04:1122:11 ET9:11 PM CTNaN:� - Dirk Nowitzki scored 23 points Wednesday, going 7 of 14 from the field, as the Dallas Mavericks lost to the New Orleans Pelicans 121-118. Nowitzki grabbed seven rebounds and had two assists, tallying a plus-minus of +6 in his 31:11 on the floor. He added one block. Nowitzki went 2 of 2 from behind the arc.
Analysis: Dirk bounced back nicely after he had totaled 17 points on 7-of-20 shooting in his previous two games. He's still getting it done at his age, though he's certainly not the fantasy force he once was.
Mar. 27 7:38 PM PT8:38 PM MT9:38 PM CT10:38 PM ET2:38 GMT10:38 7:38 PM MST9:38 PM EST6:38 UAE (+1)04:3822:38 ET9:38 PM CTNaN:� - Dirk Nowitzki scored eight points Monday on 3-of-9 shooting as the Dallas Mavericks fell to the Oklahoma City Thunder 92-91. Nowitzki grabbed eight rebounds and had two assists, tallying a plus-minus of -10 in his 25:18 on the floor. He added one block. Nowitzki went 1 of 3 from 3-point range.
Analysis: Nowitzki was coming off a nine-point showing against the Raptors after reaching double figures in each of his previous 12 games. He has made 7 of 20 shots in his last two games after shooting 52.9 percent from the floor in his previous four contests.
Mar. 25 7:17 PM PT8:17 PM MT9:17 PM CT10:17 PM ET2:17 GMT10:17 7:17 PM MST9:17 PM EST6:17 UAE (+1)03:1722:17 ET8:17 PM CTNaN:� - Dirk Nowitzki scored nine points Saturday, going 4 of 11 from the field, as the Dallas Mavericks lost to the Toronto Raptors 94-86. Nowitzki pulled down five rebounds and did not have an assist, tallying a plus-minus of -15 in his 28:40 on the floor. Nowitzki went 1 of 2 from behind the arc.
Mar. 23 7:59 PM PT8:59 PM MT9:59 PM CT10:59 PM ET2:59 GMT10:59 7:59 PM MST9:59 PM EST6:59 UAE (+1)03:5922:59 ET8:59 PM CTNaN:� - Dirk Nowitzki scored 14 points Thursday, going 7 of 12 from the field, as the Dallas Mavericks defeated the Los Angeles Clippers 97-95. Nowitzki grabbed four rebounds and had four assists, accumulating a plus-minus of +1 in his 28:37 of playing time. He added two steals.
Mar. 21 7:33 PM PT8:33 PM MT9:33 PM CT10:33 PM ET2:33 GMT10:33 7:33 PM MST9:33 PM EST6:33 UAE (+1)03:3322:33 ET8:33 PM CTNaN:� - Dirk Nowitzki scored 16 points Tuesday on 6-of-13 shooting as the Dallas Mavericks lost to the Golden State Warriors 112-87. Nowitzki pulled down nine rebounds and added an assist, accumulating a plus-minus of -20 in his 27:53 on the floor. Nowitzki went 1 of 4 from 3-point range.
Mar. 19 2:04 PM PT3:04 PM MT4:04 PM CT5:04 PM ET21:04 GMT5:04 2:04 PM MST4:04 PM EST1:04 UAE (+1)22:0417:04 ET3:04 PM CTNaN:� - Dirk Nowitzki scored 23 points Sunday, going 9 of 17 from the field, as the Dallas Mavericks defeated the Brooklyn Nets 111-104. Nowitzki pulled down nine rebounds and did not have an assist, accumulating a plus-minus of +14 in his 27:20 of playing time. Nowitzki went 3 of 6 from behind the arc.
Analysis: The performance might have been even better if it weren't for the fact he was rested for about half of the fourth quarter. Still, this was more proof that Dirk is back to being fantasy relevant. He's averaged 18.6 points and 7.4 rebounds in Dallas' last eight games.
Mar. 17 5:48 PM PT6:48 PM MT7:48 PM CT8:48 PM ET0:48 GMT8:48 5:48 PM MST7:48 PM EST4:48 UAE (+1)01:4820:48 ET6:48 PM CTNaN:� - Dirk Nowitzki scored 10 points Friday on 5-of-9 shooting as the Dallas Mavericks fell to the Philadelphia 76ers 116-74. Nowitzki grabbed one rebound and did not have an assist, tallying a plus-minus of -17 in his 18:54 on the floor. He added one block.
Mar. 15 5:51 PM PT6:51 PM MT7:51 PM CT8:51 PM ET0:51 GMT8:51 5:51 PM MST7:51 PM EST4:51 UAE (+1)01:5120:51 ET6:51 PM CTNaN:� - Dirk Nowitzki scored 20 points Wednesday, going 7 of 15 from the field, as the Dallas Mavericks defeated the Washington Wizards 112-107. Nowitzki grabbed four rebounds and dished out two assists, tallying a plus-minus of +5 in his 32:03 on the floor. He added one block. Nowitzki went 3 of 7 from behind the arc.
Analysis: He's averaging 19.3 points and 8.2 rebounds while shooting 52.9 percent overall and 14 of 30 from 3 over the last six games.
Mar. 13 6:17 PM PT7:17 PM MT8:17 PM CT9:17 PM ET1:17 GMT9:17 6:17 PM MST8:17 PM EST5:17 UAE (+1)02:1721:17 ET7:17 PM CTNaN:� - Dirk Nowitzki scored 17 points Monday, going 7 of 16 from the field, as the Dallas Mavericks lost to the Toronto Raptors 100-78. Nowitzki grabbed seven rebounds and dished out two assists, tallying a plus-minus of -1 in his 28:52 on the floor. He added one block and one steal. Nowitzki went 3 of 5 from 3-point range.
Mar. 11 8:17 PM PT9:17 PM MT10:17 PM CT11:17 PM ET4:17 GMT12:17 9:17 PM MST11:17 PM EST8:17 UAE05:1723:17 ET10:17 PM CTNaN:� - Dirk Nowitzki scored 23 points Saturday, going 10 of 14 from the field, as the Dallas Mavericks fell to the Phoenix Suns 100-98. Nowitzki pulled down 11 rebounds and dished out two assists, accumulating a plus-minus of +14 in his 30:55 of playing time. Nowitzki went 1 of 2 from 3-point range.
Analysis: Nowitzki had his best shooting game of the season and notched his fourth double-double in six games.He went into halftime with 19 points on 8-of-9 shooting and eight boards.
Mar. 10 7:54 PM PT8:54 PM MT9:54 PM CT10:54 PM ET3:54 GMT11:54 8:54 PM MST10:54 PM EST7:54 UAE (+1)04:5422:54 ET9:54 PM CTNaN:� - Dirk Nowitzki scored 13 points Friday, going 5 of 12 from the field, as the Dallas Mavericks topped the Brooklyn Nets 105-96. Nowitzki grabbed three rebounds and did not have an assist, accumulating a plus-minus of 0 in his 22:43 of playing time. He added one steal. Nowitzki went 3 of 8 from 3-point range.
Mar. 7 7:15 PM PT8:15 PM MT9:15 PM CT10:15 PM ET3:15 GMT11:15 8:15 PM MST10:15 PM EST7:15 UAE (+1)04:1522:15 ET9:15 PM CTNaN:� - Nowitzki scored the 20 points he needed for 30,000 in his career in barely more than a quarter, and the Dallas Mavericks celebrated with their second straight easy home win over the Los Angeles Lakers, a 122-111 victory Tuesday night. The 7-foot German became the sixth NBA player and the first international one to reach the milestone, joining four Hall of Famers and a future one in Kobe Bryant.
Analysis: Nowitzki finished with 25 points Tuesday on 9-of-13 shooting and he grabbed 11 rebounds.
Mar. 5 7:41 PM PT8:41 PM MT9:41 PM CT10:41 PM ET3:41 GMT11:41 8:41 PM MST10:41 PM EST7:41 UAE (+1)04:4122:41 ET9:41 PM CTNaN:� - Dirk Nowitzki scored 18 points Sunday, going 8 of 17 from the field, as the Dallas Mavericks defeated the Oklahoma City Thunder 104-89. Nowitzki tied a season high with 12 rebounds and dished out three assists, accumulating a plus-minus of +27 in his 30:07 of playing time. Nowitzki went 1 of 4 from behind the arc.
Analysis: Nowitzki notched his third double-double in seven games and has averaged 13.9 points and 9.6 rebounds in that span. He is 20 points away from becoming the sixth player to score 30,000. He would become part of an exclusive group, joining Wilt Chamberlain, Michael Jordan, Kobe Bryant, Karl Malone and Kareem Abdul-Jabbar.
Mar. 3 1:14 PM PT2:14 PM MT3:14 PM CT4:14 PM ET21:14 GMT5:14 2:14 PM MST4:14 PM EST1:14 UAE (+1)22:1416:14 ET3:14 PM CTNaN:� - Nowitzki intends to return for his 20th NBA season and play at age 39. Nowitzki revealed the news to ESPN's Marc Stein on the TrueHoop Conversations podcast when asked if he still planned to return for the 2017-18 season.
Analysis: Nowitzki, who will turn 39 on June 19, is the league's sixth all-time leading scorer. Entering Friday night's home game against the Memphis Grizzlies, he sits 48 points shy of joining Kareem Abdul-Jabbar, Karl Malone, Kobe Bryant, Michael Jordan and Wilt Chamberlain on the list of players to score 30,000 NBA points.
Mar. 3 7:26 PM PT8:26 PM MT9:26 PM CT10:26 PM ET3:26 GMT11:26 8:26 PM MST10:26 PM EST7:26 UAE (+1)04:2622:26 ET9:26 PM CTNaN:� - Dirk Nowitzki scored 10 points Friday, going 4 of 10 from the field, as the Dallas Mavericks topped the Memphis Grizzlies 104-100. Nowitzki grabbed seven rebounds and dished out two assists, accumulating a plus-minus of +6 in his 29:17 of playing time. Nowitzki went 1 of 4 from behind the arc.
Mar. 1 6:56 PM PT7:56 PM MT8:56 PM CT9:56 PM ET2:56 GMT10:56 7:56 PM MST9:56 PM EST6:56 UAE (+1)03:5621:56 ET8:56 PM CTNaN:� - Nowitzki scored 11 points Wednesday on 5-of-12 shooting as the Dallas Mavericks fell to the Atlanta Hawks 100-95. Nowitzki pulled down 10 rebounds but struggled from behind the arc, missing all six of his attempts.
Analysis: Nowitzki moved a step closer to becoming the sixth player in NBA history to score 30,000 points. He pushed his career total to 29,952, leaving him 48 shy of joining Kareem Abdul-Jabbar, Karl Malone, Kobe Bryant, Michael Jordan and Wilt Chamberlain in the exclusive club.
Feb. 27 7:04 PM PT8:04 PM MT9:04 PM CT10:04 PM ET3:04 GMT11:04 8:04 PM MST10:04 PM EST7:04 UAE (+1)04:0422:04 ET9:04 PM CTNaN:� - Nowitzki scored eight points Monday, going 2 of 9 from the field, as the Dallas Mavericks defeated the Miami Heat 96-89. Nowitzki grabbed 12 rebounds and added an assist.
Analysis: Nowitzki isn't scoring much as in the past, thus his overall fantasy value is iffy.
Feb. 25 8:48 PM PT9:48 PM MT10:48 PM CT11:48 PM ET4:48 GMT12:48 9:48 PM MST11:48 PM EST8:48 UAE05:4823:48 ET10:48 PM CTNaN:� - Nowitzki had 18 points and nine rebounds Saturday.
Analysis: Nowitzki has averaged 18.1 points in the last seven games.
Feb. 15 7:55 PM PT8:55 PM MT9:55 PM CT10:55 PM ET3:55 GMT11:55 8:55 PM MST10:55 PM EST7:55 UAE (+1)04:5522:55 ET9:55 PM CTNaN:� - Nowitzki delivered another strong performance Wednesday, amassing 24 points and 10 rebounds in the Mavericks' loss at Detroit. The 38-year-old went 4 of 6 from 3-point range and added three assists.
Analysis: Averaging 20.2 points and 6.6 rebounds while shooting 47.8 percent (11 of 23) from beyond the arc over his last five games, it appears Nowitzki's days as a fantasy asset aren't over just yet.
Feb. 13 8:34 PM PT9:34 PM MT10:34 PM CT11:34 PM ET4:34 GMT12:34 9:34 PM MST11:34 PM EST8:34 UAE05:3423:34 ET10:34 PM CTNaN:� - Nowitzki had 18 points, five rebounds, three assists and two steals Monday against Boston.
Analysis: After scoring less than 10 in four straight games, Nowitzki has hit double figures in each of his past four contests. He's averaged 19.3 points on 45.2 percent shooting with 5.8 boards and 2.3 assists in that span.
Feb. 12 8:41 AM PT9:41 AM MT10:41 AM CT11:41 AM ET16:41 GMT0:41 9:41 AM MST11:41 AM EST20:41 UAE17:4111:41 ET10:41 AM CTNaN:� - Nowitzki put up 14 points and six rebounds in just 18 minutes in the Mavericks' easy win over Orlando on Saturday.
Analysis: The Mavericks gave their aging superstar most of the night off in a game that was over by the second quarter. Now over his early-season injury issues, Nowitzki is back to being a fantasy factor during a three-game stretch in which he's averaged 19.7 points.
Feb. 9 8:05 PM PT9:05 PM MT10:05 PM CT11:05 PM ET4:05 GMT12:05 9:05 PM MST11:05 PM EST8:05 UAE05:0523:05 ET10:05 PM CTNaN:� - Nowitzki scored 20 points Thursday against Utah, giving him at least 20 in consecutive games for the first time this season.
Analysis: Nowitzki has 45 points in his last two games after totaling 34 in his four previous contests. He played over 37 minutes Thursday for his biggest number since he played 38:24 in the season opener at Indiana.
Feb. 7 7:42 PM PT8:42 PM MT9:42 PM CT10:42 PM ET3:42 GMT11:42 8:42 PM MST10:42 PM EST7:42 UAE (+1)04:4222:42 ET9:42 PM CTNaN:� - Harrison Barnes had 26 points and Nowitzki 25 for Dallas on Tuesday.
Analysis: Nowitzki had averaged just 8.5 points over his previous four games. He simply isn't reliable enough anymore to contribute to your fantasy team.
Jan. 30 8:43 AM PT9:43 AM MT10:43 AM CT11:43 AM ET16:43 GMT0:43 9:43 AM MST11:43 AM EST20:43 UAE17:4311:43 ET10:43 AM CTNaN:� - Nowitzki had 15 points and tied a season high with 10 rebounds Sunday.
Analysis: Dirk has pulled down 10 boards in three of his last six games and is averaging 15.6 points in his last nine.
Jan. 25 8:17 PM PT9:17 PM MT10:17 PM CT11:17 PM ET4:17 GMT12:17 9:17 PM MST11:17 PM EST8:17 UAE05:1723:17 ET10:17 PM CTNaN:� - Nowitzki (rest) was not unavailable Thursday but will play Sunday against the Spurs, according to coach Rick Carlisle.
Analysis: The aging star stayed home in the second of a back-to-back set.
Jan. 19 6:52 PM PT7:52 PM MT8:52 PM CT9:52 PM ET2:52 GMT10:52 7:52 PM MST9:52 PM EST6:52 UAE (+1)03:5221:52 ET8:52 PM CTNaN:� - Nowitzki had one of his best games of the season with 19 points in a loss at Miami on Thursday.
Analysis: Nowitzki has scored in double figures in nine straight games, averaging 15.1 points and 6.1 rebounds during that span. He's played twice in the second game of back to backs this season and gets another chance Friday against Utah. Nowitzki has averaged 9.0 points on 5-for-20 shooting in the first two games.
Jan. 15 12:42 PM PT1:42 PM MT2:42 PM CT3:42 PM ET20:42 GMT4:42 1:42 PM MST3:42 PM EST0:42 UAE (+1)21:4215:42 ET2:42 PM CTNaN:� - Nowitzki contributed 17 points, six rebounds and three blocks to the Mavericks' 98-87 win over Minnesota on Sunday.
Analysis: Nowitzki is averaging 20.3 points and gone 11 of 19 from 3-point range during what's by far the best three-game stretch of his injury-plagued season. The 19-year veteran continues to receive around 30 minutes per game, making him a usable but unspectacular fantasy option as long as he's in the lineup.
Jan. 13 6:08 AM PT7:08 AM MT8:08 AM CT9:08 AM ET14:08 GMT22:08 7:08 AM MST9:08 AM EST18:08 UAE15:089:08 ET8:08 AM CTNaN:� - Nowitzki dropped in 18 points in 30 minutes and added six rebounds during the Mavericks' win over Phoenix in Mexico City on Thursday.
Analysis: The longtime Dallas star is finally back in a groove after missing most of his 19th NBA season with a lingering Achilles injury. Nowitzki scored a season-high 26 points Monday in Minnesota and is 8 for 15 from 3-point range over his last two games. Nowitzki has logged 28 minutes or more in four straight.
Jan. 9 7:29 PM PT8:29 PM MT9:29 PM CT10:29 PM ET3:29 GMT11:29 8:29 PM MST10:29 PM EST7:29 UAE (+1)04:2922:29 ET9:29 PM CTNaN:� - Nowitzki set season highs with 26 points, five 3-pointers and 31 minutes in Monday's loss to Minnesota.
Analysis: The big German has scored in double figures in five straight games, averaging 14.4 while adding 5.8 rebounds. Nowitzki's playing time has increased each of the last five games, a sign that he is getting healthier.
Dec. 29 10:18 AM PT11:18 AM MT12:18 PM CT1:18 PM ET18:18 GMT2:18 11:18 AM MST1:18 PM EST22:18 UAE19:1813:18 ET12:18 PM CTNaN:� - Nowitzki has been cleared to play Friday after missing Thursday's game due to an illness.
Analysis: The good news is Nowitzki's absence had nothing to do with the Achilles injury that's limited him to a mere eight games this season.
Dec. 24 10:02 PM PT11:02 PM MT12:02 AM CT1:02 AM ET6:02 GMT14:02 11:02 PM MST1:02 AM EST10:02 UAE07:021:02 ET12:02 AM CTNaN:� - Nowitzki logged 10 points and four assists in 17 minutes Monday in his second game back from a strained Achilles.
Analysis: The Mavericks are going to gradually increase the 38-year-old's minutes, so he's more of a stash player for fantasy purposes at the moment. Dallas plays again Tuesday night, and there's a good chance Nowitzki sits that game out with the injury still a long-term concern.
Nov. 27 8:03 AM PT9:03 AM MT10:03 AM CT11:03 AM ET16:03 GMT0:03 9:03 AM MST11:03 AM EST20:03 UAE17:0311:03 ET10:03 AM CTNaN:� - Nowitzki will return Friday against the Clippers after missing the past 14 games with a strained Achilles.
Analysis: Achilles problems have kept the 38-year-old out of all but five games this season, so it appears likely his minutes will be limited upon returning.
Nov. 25 6:32 PM PT7:32 PM MT8:32 PM CT9:32 PM ET2:32 GMT10:32 7:32 PM MST9:32 PM EST6:32 UAE (+1)03:3221:32 ET8:32 PM CTNaN:� - Nowitzki scored 15 points on 7-of-18 shooting with six rebounds Friday in his fifth game of the season because of an injured right Achilles.
Analysis: It's hard to judge Nowitzki because the Mavs are just a mess right now and he's playing under a minutes limit as he works his way back into game shape after a long layoff. It'll be interesting to see if the consistent losing wears on the veteran and if he could just shut it down at some point this season.
Nov. 4 6:40 AM PT7:40 AM MT8:40 AM CT9:40 AM ET13:40 GMT21:40 6:40 AM MST8:40 AM EST17:40 UAE14:409:40 ET7:40 AM CTNaN:� - Nowitzki made his long-awaited return Wednesday, netting 10 points and six rebounds in 20 minutes in the Mavericks' loss to the Clippers.
Analysis: Nowitzki was understandably rusty in his first game since Nov. 4, finishing 3 for 10 from the field. The Mavericks will continue to monitor the 38-year-old's minutes as he makes his way back from a sore Achilles, so his fantasy value isn't particularly high at the moment.
Oct. 30 5:53 PM PT6:53 PM MT7:53 PM CT8:53 PM ET0:53 GMT8:53 5:53 PM MST7:53 PM EST4:53 UAE (+1)01:5320:53 ET6:53 PM CTNaN:� - Nowitzki returned to the Mavericks' starting lineup Wednesday but had only nine points on 4-of-14 shooting in a loss at Utah.
Analysis: The future Hall of Famer had missed Dallas' last two games with a sore Achilles and a stomach ailment. He played 29 minutes Wednesday but was ineffective.
Oct. 28 10:30 AM PT11:30 AM MT12:30 PM CT1:30 PM ET17:30 GMT1:30 10:30 AM MST12:30 PM EST21:30 UAE19:3013:30 ET12:30 PM CTNaN:� - Nowitzki will miss the home opener Friday against the Rockets with what coach Rick Carlisle described as a stomach ailment.
Analysis: He played 38 minutes in an overtime loss to Indiana in the season opener Wednesday before missing the shootaround prior to Friday night's game. Carlisle wouldn't commit to Nowitzki making the trip to Houston over the weekend. The Mavericks play the Rockets again Sunday in Houston's home opener. The coach said it appeared Nowitzki would play earlier Friday, ''so this must be something that's come around very quickly.'' Nowitzki had 22 points and eight rebounds Wednesday.
Oct. 26 6:40 PM PT7:40 PM MT8:40 PM CT9:40 PM ET1:40 GMT9:40 6:40 PM MST8:40 PM EST5:40 UAE (+1)03:4021:40 ET8:40 PM CTNaN:� - Nowitzki opened his 19th season with the Mavericks by scoring 22 points and grabbing eight rebounds Wednesday.
Analysis: Nowitzki figures to become the sixth player in NBA history and seventh player overall to reach 30,000 career points this season. The 7-footer has 29,513, sixth on the NBA list and eighth with ABA players included.
July 5 11:41 AM PT12:41 PM MT1:41 PM CT2:41 PM ET18:41 GMT2:41 11:41 AM MST1:41 PM EST22:41 UAE20:4114:41 ET1:41 PM CT17:41 - The Mavericks and Nowitzki reached agreement on a two-year, $40 million contract Tuesday.
Analysis: Nowitzki's new contract will give him a chance to spend 20 seasons with the only franchise he has ever played for. Nowitzki figures to become the sixth player in NBA history and seventh player overall to reach 30,000 career points next season. The 7-footer has 29,491 in 18 seasons, sixth on the NBA list and eighth with ABA players included.

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