NBA Basketball

Dirk Nowitzki
13.9 6.0 1.6
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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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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