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10 things you may not know about Dirk Nowitzki: From Holger to 'The Hoff' and more

10 things you may not know about Dirk Nowitzki: From Holger to 'The Hoff' and more

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Mavs Moneyball Aug 24, 2015

Watch Dirk Nowitzki score 18 points in Germany

The Big German is back in action at Eurobasket. Dirk Nowitzki scored 18 points and pulled down seven rebounds with the German National Team as they beat Poland 82-69 on Saturday. Germany is still in a warm-up stage of Eurobasket before beginning the first stages of actual play in September. We have more information here. At the end of the season, Dirk talked about how Eurobasket could help warm him up for training camp in a way that wouldn't wear him out by the end. Hopefully that's the case, but either way, it's good to see that jump patented Dirk jumper back out on the court. You can...
Mavs Moneyball Aug 21, 2015

Relive Dirk Nowitzki's first 30-point playoff game of his career

We go in the wayback machine to the Utah Jazz series in 2001.
Mavs Moneyball Aug 18, 2015

None of us predicted the Mavericks' starting five. We suck.

That was a failed experiment. Man! On May 27, I asked you to predict the Mavericks' starting five plus three bench players. I posted one, too. Almost two months later, we are all SO WRONG. Like, NOT EVEN CLOSE. So far away IT'S INCREDIBLE. BASKETBALL IS CRAZY. CAPS LOCK CRAZY. Before we continue, here is the Mavericks' actual rotation, by my contest: Deron Williams, Wesley Matthews, Chandler Parsons, Dirk Nowitzki, Zaza Pachulia, with any of J.J. Barea, Devin Harris, Jeremy Evans, Charlie Villanueva or Samuel Dalembert counting as a "top three" sub. Spicy_Curry425 was the only one to...
Mavs Moneyball Aug 17, 2015

Dirk Nowitzki is clowning Dennis Schroder for no reason

And it's the greatest thing ever. Above is a two-minute video of the German National Team practicing for Eurobasket competition -- more information on that here. More specifically, it has moments of Dirk scattered throughout, in particularly this scene where he clowns on teammate Dennis Schroder for an apparent carry on the play before -- and then half-heartedly tries to trip him. This is Dirk's ascension to becoming the team's cool uncle aka troll aka camp counselor who's been around the place forever. And it's glorious. Here's just the gif, via Grantland's Jason Gallagher, who basically...
Mavs Moneyball Aug 17, 2015

Every scenario where the Mavericks have a losing record

If things go very poorly for Dallas next season, this is how it will happen. Editor's note: this is the first of a three-part series. The next two articles will post Tuesday and Wednesday. There's a variable for the Mavericks at nearly every position. Most NBA teams enter the season with a known quantity at a couple positions, maybe even three or four, but not Dallas. Deron Williams may or may not rebound, Chandler Parsons and Wesley Matthews may or may not return in a reasonable amount of time, Dirk Nowitzki may or may not continue to see significant decline from age, the center position...
Mavs Moneyball Aug 16, 2015

Dirk, Germany prep for EuroBasket run with warm-up in Zagreb

The German national team prepares for a tournament that might be Nowitzki's last international competition. Mavs forward Dirk Nowitzki, who has sat out international competition since 2011, is joining the German national team for the biennial EuroBasket competition. The squad won't play its first match until next month, but the Germans already took part in a warm-up game, losing to Croatia 74-72 in overtime Friday night. Nowitzki had 11 points on 3 of 9 shooting along with 6 rebounds. Hawks point guard Dennis Schroder, who the Mavericks passed on taking in the 2013 draft, recorded 13...
Peachtree Hoops Aug 14, 2015

Dennis Schröder, Germany fall to Croatia in warm up

Dennis Schröder finished with 13 points and four assists but Germany falls in an exhibition game to Croatia 74-72. Atlanta Hawks point guard Dennis Schröder finished with 13 points and four assists for team Germany in a 74-72 overtime loss to Croatia. Germany suffers its first exhibition loss as they continue to prepare for next month's Eurobasket tournament. Dirk Nowitzki saw his first action for the national team scoring 11 points in 24 minutes of work. Sixers' draft pick Dario Saric led Croatia with 18 points and 10 rebounds. Brooklyn's Bojan Bogdanovic added 14 points. Germany will...
NetsDaily Aug 14, 2015

Deadlines and Commitments No. 66

Lots going on since our last calendar, including dates for preseason and regular season and the addition of Donal Sloan on a partial guarantee, the team's (league-leading) fifth partial. We added information on all the preseason games and first few regular season contests.  With the schedule now released, three partially guaranteed players now know what their real timetable is for contract guarantees. Plan ahead. August 14 -- European friendlies begin in earnest with Bojan Bogdanovic and Croatia playing Dirk Nowitzki and Germany in Zagreb, Croatia, and Andrea Bargnani and Italy playing...
Mavs Moneyball Aug 11, 2015

Here's Dirk Nowitzki dropping 42 points on the Trail Blazers in the 2003 playoffs

Here's another throwback Dirk performance with Bill Walton on the broadcast.
Bright Side Of The Sun Aug 11, 2015

Solar Flares: Will Tyson Chandler be among the best defensive centers in the NBA?

10 NBA articles you may have missed. Eric Bledsoe netted 85 points at a charity game in Alabama last weekend, and he was the game's second leading scorer. At least one ESPN writer thinks that the Phoenix Suns have the "second-worst roster construction in the Western Conference." CBS Sports' Matt Moore: "Teams victimized the Mavericks by putting Dirk Nowitzki in pick-and-roll coverage and forcing Chandler to cover for him. He couldn't do it consistently. Phoenix is a different animal, however. Brandon Knight,  Eric Bledsoe and P.J. Tucker have all shown good defensive impact on the...

Dirk Nowitzki says he used to sing Counting Crows' 'Mr. Jones' in free-throw routine

Dallas’ Dirk Nowitzki shoots a free throw in the fourth quarter of play in Game 1 of the NBA Western Conference Finals at American Airlines Center in … [visit site to read more]
Mavs Moneyball Aug 5, 2015

Here's a forgotten clutch performance from Dirk Nowitzki in the 2007 playoffs

A good thing actually happened during the Golden State series.

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