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Dirk Nowitzki
21.7 6.2 2.7
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 15 2:20 PM PT3:20 PM MT4:20 PM CT5:20 PM ET21:20 GMT5:20 2:20 PM MST4:20 PM EST1:20 UAE (+1)23:2017:20 ET4:20 PM CT20:20 - The Dallas Mavericks have officially signed forwards Dirk Nowitzki and Chandler Parsons.
Analysis: The 36-year-old Nowitzki's contract is for three years and $30 million, with a player option for the final season. It's similar to the deal Tim Duncan signed with San Antonio two years ago. The 38-year-old Duncan recently exercised the option after the Spurs won their fifth title with him.
July 3 2:09 PM PT3:09 PM MT4:09 PM CT5:09 PM ET21:09 GMT5:09 2:09 PM MST4:09 PM EST1:09 UAE (+1)23:0917:09 ET4:09 PM CT20:09 - Nowitzki and the Dallas Mavericks have agreed on what could be the final contract for the future Hall of Famer.
Analysis: A person with knowledge of the deal told The Associated Press on Thursday that Nowitzki would get a three-year contract worth roughly $30 million. The person spoke on condition of anonymity because the deal has not been announced. New contracts can't be signed until next Thursday. The 36-year-old Nowitzki is taking a big pay cut with a contract similar in value and structure to the one Tim Duncan signed with San Antonio two years ago.
Apr. 16 8:21 PM PT9:21 PM MT10:21 PM CT11:21 PM ET3:21 GMT11:21 8:21 PM MST10:21 PM EST7:21 UAE (+1)05:2123:21 ET10:21 PM CT2:21 - Dirk Nowitzki led Dallas with 30 points, but it was not enough as the team fell to Memphis in overtime on Wednesday, 106-105. The loss sets up a first-round series versus San Antonio for the Mavericks.
Analysis: Nowitzki played 79 games this season, his highest since the 2009-10 campaign when he played in 81.
Apr. 12 8:59 PM PT9:59 PM MT10:59 PM CT11:59 PM ET3:59 GMT11:59 8:59 PM MST10:59 PM EST7:59 UAE (+1)05:5923:59 ET10:59 PM CT2:59 - Nowitzki helped Dallas clinch a playoff spot, scoring 23 points and grabbing eight rebounds in the team's 101-98 win over Phoenix on Saturday.
Analysis: The forward was especially dominant in the second half, when he scored 21 of his points, helping Dalals rally from an 11-point halftime deficit.
Apr. 9 9:02 PM PT10:02 PM MT11:02 PM CT12:02 AM ET4:02 GMT12:02 9:02 PM MST11:02 PM EST8:02 UAE06:020:02 ET11:02 PM CT3:02 - Nowitzki had 21 points Tuesday night and in the process, passed Oscar Robertson for 10th on the NBA's career scoring list.
Analysis: The 35-year-old Nowitzki went 9 for 11 from the field in Dallas' fifth straight win. The 7-footer now has 26,714 career points, four more than Robertson.
Apr. 5 9:05 PM PT10:05 PM MT11:05 PM CT12:05 AM ET4:05 GMT12:05 9:05 PM MST11:05 PM EST8:05 UAE06:050:05 ET11:05 PM CT3:05 - Nowitzki had 27 points and nine rebounds, and the Dallas Mavericks strengthened their hold on a playoff spot with a 107-95 victory over the Los Angeles Lakers on Friday night.
Analysis: He's averaged 28.7 points and 10.3 boards in three April games.
Apr. 4 10:09 PM PT11:09 PM MT12:09 AM CT1:09 AM ET5:09 GMT13:09 10:09 PM MST12:09 AM EST9:09 UAE07:091:09 ET12:09 AM CT4:09 - Nowitzki scored 26 points and grabbed 11 rebounds, leading Dallas to a big victory on Thursday night, as they knocked off the Los Angeles Clippers 113-107.
Analysis: Nowitzki now has three double-doubles in his last five games, after recording only three in the first 69 games he played this year.
Mar. 28 9:59 PM PT10:59 PM MT11:59 PM CT12:59 AM ET4:59 GMT12:59 9:59 PM MST11:59 PM EST8:59 UAE05:590:59 ET10:59 PM CT3:59 - Nowitzki scored 21 and grabbed nine rebounds in Thursday's loss to the Clippers.
Analysis: Nowitzki, who was 1 of 4 from deep, is shooting just 16.7 percent from 3-point range over his last five games. He's a 38.5 percent shooter from beyond the arc on the season.
Mar. 25 7:57 PM PT8:57 PM MT9:57 PM CT10:57 PM ET2:57 GMT10:57 7:57 PM MST9:57 PM EST6:57 UAE (+1)03:5722:57 ET8:57 PM CT1:57 - Nowitzki scored seven of his 32 points in overtime, leading the Dallas Mavericks to a 128-119 victory over the Oklahoma City Thunder on Tuesday night.
Analysis: Nowitzki also had 10 rebounds and six assists in a complete fantasy effort.
Mar. 20 9:55 PM PT10:55 PM MT11:55 PM CT12:55 AM ET4:55 GMT12:55 9:55 PM MST11:55 PM EST8:55 UAE05:550:55 ET10:55 PM CT3:55 - Nowitzki scored 27 but was just 11 of 27 from the field in Wednesday's overtime loss to Minnesota.
Analysis: Nowitzki's 27 shots were his most since he was 9 of 28 with 24 points in a road loss to the Lakers on April 15, 2012. He had been 10 for 15 from 3-point range over his previous three contests before going 0 for 7 on Wednesday.
Mar. 12 7:48 PM PT8:48 PM MT9:48 PM CT10:48 PM ET2:48 GMT10:48 7:48 PM MST9:48 PM EST6:48 UAE (+1)03:4822:48 ET8:48 PM CT1:48 - Nowitzki scored 31 points and moved into sole possession of the No. 12 spot on the all-time NBA scoring list in the Dallas Mavericks' 108-101 win over the Utah Jazz on Wednesday.
Analysis: The big German made 12 of 14 from the field and all four his 3-points attempts to help the Mavs snap a three-game road losing skid. On the first possession of the game, Nowitzki rained his trademark one-legged fade-away jumper, which moved him past John Havlicek for 12th place on the NBA's all-time scoring list.
Mar. 8 10:18 PM PT11:18 PM MT12:18 AM CT1:18 AM ET6:18 GMT14:18 11:18 PM MST1:18 AM EST10:18 UAE07:181:18 ET12:18 AM CT5:18 - Nowitzki scored 22 in Friday's win over the Trail Blazers.
Analysis: Though the points are still there - he's averaging 19.8 over his last six games - Nowitzki seems to be caught in a brief slump from 3-point range, going 3 for 19 in that same stretch.
Mar. 1 10:09 PM PT11:09 PM MT12:09 AM CT1:09 AM ET6:09 GMT14:09 11:09 PM MST1:09 AM EST10:09 UAE07:091:09 ET12:09 AM CT5:09 - Nowitzki was held in check Friday, scoring 15 in Dallas' loss to the Bulls.
Analysis: Nowitzki is 2 for 13 from 3-point range over his last three contests and 11 for 35 over his last seven.
Feb. 22 9:42 PM PT10:42 PM MT11:42 PM CT12:42 AM ET5:42 GMT13:42 10:42 PM MST12:42 AM EST9:42 UAE06:420:42 ET11:42 PM CT4:42 - Nowitzki scored 25 on 9-of-12 shooting in Friday's win over Philadelphia.
Analysis: Nowitzki has been enjoying a strong stretch, averaging 24.5 points on 58.1 percent shooting over his last 11 contests. He had been shooting 47.5 percent on the season.
Jan. 27 9:42 PM PT10:42 PM MT11:42 PM CT12:42 AM ET5:42 GMT13:42 10:42 PM MST12:42 AM EST9:42 UAE06:420:42 ET11:42 PM CT3:42 - Dirk Nowitzki scored 28 points and the Dallas Mavericks beat the Detroit Pistons 116-106 Sunday night.
Analysis: Nowitzki was 10 of 16 from the field in his second straight game wearing a sleeve on his sore left knee. He scored five straight fourth-quarter points to put the game away.
Jan. 11 8:04 PM PT9:04 PM MT10:04 PM CT11:04 PM ET4:04 GMT12:04 9:04 PM MST11:04 PM EST8:04 UAE05:0423:04 ET10:04 PM CT2:04 - Nowitzki came through with a season-high 40 points to lead Dallas to a 110-107 win over New Orleans on Saturday.
Analysis: Nowitzki has totaled 64 points and nine 3-pointers while shooting 20 for 39 in his last two games.
Jan. 9 2:37 PM PT3:37 PM MT4:37 PM CT5:37 PM ET22:37 GMT6:37 3:37 PM MST5:37 PM EST2:37 UAE (+1)23:3717:37 ET4:37 PM CT20:37 - Nowitzki had a fantasy dud in Wednesday's blowout loss to the Spurs.
Analysis: Nowitzki made 3 of 14 shots for a season-low eight points and that's not what you expect from a superstar of his caliber.
Jan. 2 9:03 PM PT10:03 PM MT11:03 PM CT12:03 AM ET5:03 GMT13:03 10:03 PM MST12:03 AM EST9:03 UAE06:030:03 ET11:03 PM CT3:03 - Nowitzki was held to a season-low nine points, and missed 11 of 14 shots from the field, but the Dallas Mavericks still beat the Washington Wizards 87-78 on Wednesday.
Analysis: The German star called himself "an expensive decoy" and said he rolled his ankle. It's hard to know what to make out of this for a fantasy owner.
Dec. 26 7:49 PM PT8:49 PM MT9:49 PM CT10:49 PM ET3:49 GMT11:49 8:49 PM MST10:49 PM EST7:49 UAE (+1)04:4922:49 ET9:49 PM CT1:49 - Nowitzki had 25 points in Thursday's 116-107 loss to San Antonio.
Analysis: Nowitzki has scored at least 20 in a season-high six straight games. He's averaging a team-leading 21.6 on the year.
Dec. 24 10:42 PM PT11:42 PM MT12:42 AM CT1:42 AM ET6:42 GMT14:42 11:42 PM MST1:42 AM EST10:42 UAE07:421:42 ET12:42 AM CT4:42 - Nowitzki scored 10 of 31 points in the fourth quarter as Dallas won 111-104 at Houston on Monday.
Analysis: The Mavericks are 3-0 when Nowitzki scores at least 30.
Dec. 18 8:58 PM PT9:58 PM MT10:58 PM CT11:58 PM ET4:58 GMT12:58 9:58 PM MST11:58 PM EST8:58 UAE05:5823:58 ET10:58 PM CT2:58 - Nowitzki was 9 of 15 from the field for 20 points in Wednesday's win over Memphis.
Analysis: Nowitzki is shooting 53.7 percent over his last four contests.
Dec. 14 3:01 PM PT4:01 PM MT5:01 PM CT6:01 PM ET23:01 GMT7:01 4:01 PM MST6:01 PM EST3:01 UAE (+1)00:0118:01 ET5:01 PM CT21:01 - Nowitzki and coach Rick Carlisle will miss the Mavericks' game Saturday night against Milwaukee because of an unspecified illness.
Analysis: Both missed the team's shootaround earlier in the day and were not at American Airlines Center for the game. Nowitzki has played in all 23 games for the Mavericks, averaging 21.1 points and 6.0 rebounds per game. He missed the first 27 games last season because of knee surgery. The Mavericks don't play again until Wednesday night, giving both some time to recover.
Dec. 8 9:49 PM PT10:49 PM MT11:49 PM CT12:49 AM ET5:49 GMT13:49 10:49 PM MST12:49 AM EST9:49 UAE06:490:49 ET11:49 PM CT3:49 - Nowitzki had 28 points in Saturday's 108-106 win at Portland.
Analysis: Nowitzki has now scored at least 20 in a season-high four straight games, a stretch during which he's averaging 24.3.
Dec. 4 10:20 PM PT11:20 PM MT12:20 AM CT1:20 AM ET6:20 GMT14:20 11:20 PM MST1:20 AM EST10:20 UAE07:201:20 ET12:20 AM CT4:20 - Nowitzki recovered from a rough start to score 25 points, including 14 in the fourth quarter, and the Mavericks kept the Charlotte Bobcats winless in Dallas with an 89-82 victory Tuesday night.
Analysis: Nowitzki, who was 1 of 10 from the field in the first half, and Monta Ellis took over late after struggling most of the game. They scored the last 19 points to help the Mavericks outscore Charlotte 29-15 in the fourth. Nowitzki finished 10 of 21 from the floor and is 20 for 34 (58.8 percent)in the past two games. He's scored a combined 48 points in that stretch
Nov. 30 9:54 PM PT10:54 PM MT11:54 PM CT12:54 AM ET5:54 GMT13:54 10:54 PM MST12:54 AM EST9:54 UAE06:540:54 ET11:54 PM CT3:54 - Nowitzki scored 16 on 6-of-13 shooting in Friday's loss to Atlanta.
Analysis: It was a disappointing night for the Mavs and Dirk, who missed a jump shot with 18 seconds left that would have turned Dallas' one-point lead into a three-point edge. He's shooting 45.8 percent from the floor in five games since scoring a season-high 35 in a Nov. 20 win over Houston.
Nov. 30 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 CT1:15 - Nowitzki scored 23 points in a 112-106 loss to the Wolves on Saturday night.
Analysis: Nowitzki is only averaging 20.6 points. That's a nice number but rather pedestrian for one of the legends of the game. Of course, he is 35 years old so that's the biggest factor here.
Nov. 28 9:16 PM PT10:16 PM MT11:16 PM CT12:16 AM ET5:16 GMT13:16 10:16 PM MST12:16 AM EST9:16 UAE06:160:16 ET11:16 PM CT3:16 - Nowitzki scored 22 points on 11-of-19 shooting in Wednesday's win over Golden State.
Analysis: Though Dirk is riding a 3-point shooting slump - he's 4 of 17 from long distance in his last six games - he's still averaging 23.3 points during that stretch.
Nov. 25 6:19 PM PT7:19 PM MT8:19 PM CT9:19 PM ET2:19 GMT10:19 7:19 PM MST9:19 PM EST6:19 UAE (+1)03:1921:19 ET8:19 PM CT0:19 - Nowitzki has moved past Brooklyn's Kevin Garnett on the NBA's scoring list, at least for now.
Analysis: The Dallas Mavericks star made two free throws against Denver on Monday night to take over 14th place on the all-time list. Garnett, who didn't play Monday night, sits at 25,352 points. Kobe Bryant is the only active player ahead of Nowitzki at the moment. The Los Angeles Lakers star, who is still recovering after tearing an Achilles tendon last April, is fourth all-time at 31,617 points.
Nov. 24 10:14 PM PT11:14 PM MT12:14 AM CT1:14 AM ET6:14 GMT14:14 11:14 PM MST1:14 AM EST10:14 UAE07:141:14 ET12:14 AM CT4:14 - Nowitzki scored 27 points and grabbed nine rebounds in Saturday's loss to Denver.
Analysis: He's averaging 26.7 in his last three games.
Nov. 21 10:14 PM PT11:14 PM MT12:14 AM CT1:14 AM ET6:14 GMT14:14 11:14 PM MST1:14 AM EST10:14 UAE07:141:14 ET12:14 AM CT4:14 - Nowitzki has moved past Reggie Miller on the NBA scoring list.
Analysis: Nowitzki made a free throw after a technical foul was called against Houston's Dwight Howard on Wednesday night to reach 25,280 points and take over 15th place. The 35-year-old Nowitzki is in his 16th season with the Mavericks. He is the franchise leader in every major offensive category. Brooklyn's Kevin Garnett is 14th at 25,340 points after scoring four in a 95-91 loss to Charlotte on Wednesday.

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