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Dirk Nowitzki said that he is working on adding a quicker release to his shot.
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Dirk milestone watch: Nowitzki projected to finish year seventh all time in scoring

The Big German sits no. 10 in scoring all time, ever, in the history of the sport. And he ain't done yet. By Andrew Kreighbaum With a team that wasn't anywhere near title contention the past two seasons, Dirk Nowitzki's ascension of the NBA career scoring list -- eventually reaching tenth all time last season -- was a significant storyline. Mavs fans can look forward to watching a much improved roster this year but that won't stop us from talking about the milestones Dirk is likely to reach in his seventeenth season. Heading into the new season with 26,786 points, he sits 160 points behind...
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Dirk Nowitzki working on quicker release - Dirk Nowitzki (F) Dallas Mavericks

Dirk Nowitzki said that he is working on adding a quicker release to his shot.
Denver Stiffs 11 hours ago
Play 82 games, play 48 minutes, and shut up ...

Play 82 games, play 48 minutes, and shut up ...

Recent talk among NBA stars about shortening the season and/or shortening the games themselves is an insult to everyone who played the game before them. Somewhere, Hall of Famer Elgin Baylor is already rolling over in his future grave. Responding to the NBA's "experiment" with a 44-minute game during the preseason, NBA superstar LeBron James recently suggested that the NBA play less regular season games than less minutes per game, and his fellow superstar Dirk Nowitzki soon after concurred, going as far as to say that the number of games played in an NBA season should be cut into the...
Mavs Moneyball Oct 18, 2014

Mavericks stumble late against Pacers, lose 93-98

The Mavs lose a late lead against the Pacers Playing on the second night of a back-to-back and resting six players, the Dallas Mavericks were in mid season form, giving up a big lead late to the Indiana Pacers before losing XX-XX. Richard Jefferson led the Mavericks with 19 points, while Gal Mekel put up XX points and handed out XX assists. After watching the starters handle the Cleveland Cavaliers Friday night, Dallas coach Rick Carlisle opted to rest Dirk Nowitzki, Monta Ellis, Jameer Nelson, Tyson Chandler, Chandler Parsons, and Devin Harris. The bench players and training camp invitees...

Carmelo Anthony: Fewer back-to-backs? 'That's the dream'

GREENBURGH, N.Y. -- If it were up to Carmelo Anthony, teams would play fewer sets of consecutive games. “I don’t know if that will ever happen, but that’s the dream,” Anthony said after practice Saturday. “Maybe it will happen 10 years from now when I’m out of the league.” The Knicks play 20 back-to-backs this season. LeBron James and Dirk Nowitzki made similar suggestions earlier this week when they said they’d prefer fewer games in the schedule.

Nowitzki: Shawn Marion “one of the most versatile defenders this league has ever seen”

There will be a little preseason reunion Friday night in Cleveland when the Dallas Mavericks get to visit with one of their championship cornerstones, Shawn Marion. Marion signed a free-agent deal with the Cavaliers this summer, making good on his …

Rick Carlisle: Dirk Nowitzki will finish among top-5 all-time scorers

DALLAS – Dirk Nowitzki shot his way into the top 10 of the NBA’s all-time scoring list last season and isn’t nearly done yet. How high can the big German go? “He’s going to be one of the top five scorers of all-time, I would guess,” Dallas Mavericks coach Rick Carlisle said on Sirius XM NBA Radio. Nowitzki enters his 17th season with 26,786 points. Wilt Chamberlain, the No. 5 scorer in NBA history, scored 31,419 points in his career.

Count Dirk Nowitzki as an opponent of shortening the games

Dirk Nowitzki has a problem with the NBA messing with his game. The Dallas Mavericks’ superstar is about as old-school as it gets among players and he doesn’t like the idea of the league testing a 44-minute game this weekend …
Mavs Moneyball Oct 13, 2014

Watch Dirk Nowitzki's new, quicker jump shot release

As if Dirk's jump shot wasn't already good enough... Last night, Dirk Nowitzki turned his preseason debut into a reminder that just because he turned 36 over the summer, he's not looking like an old man anytime soon. He scored 16 points in his 19 minutes, all in the first half, and did it on 7-of-11 shooting from the field, with a couple of 3-pointers for good measure. He also debuted his new shot release, following up news that he'd worked to quicken his jumper this summer. He's already seven feet and shoots the ball over his head, but apparently that wasn't enough -- Dirk needed to get...

Dirk Nowitzki’s preseason debut draws rave reviews

Dirk Nowitzki got his first action of the preseason on Sunday and it was a welcomed sight for all of his teammates and coaches during the Dallas Mavericks’ 106-98 exhibition win over Indiana. Nowitzki played 19 first-half minutes and had …

Dirk finds midseason form in preseason debut

DALLAS – Breaking news: Dirk Nowitzki is still good at basketball. Nowitzki’s preseason debut Sunday night went about as well as the Dallas Mavericks could have hoped. The 16-year veteran power forward scored 16 points on 7-of-11 shooting, grabbed five rebounds and dished out a couple of assists in 19 minutes before watching the second half of the Mavs’ 106-98 win over the Indiana Pacers from the pine. “They were saying I’ve got fresh legs,” Nowitzki said, referring to the ribbing he took from teammates.

Dirk Nowitzki listed as doubtful vs. Oklahoma City Friday

Dirk Nowitzki remained sidelined from practice on Wednesday and was listed as doubtful for Friday’s second exhibition game. “He’s making steady progress. He didn’t do any live work, but he did some shooting and it’s going the right direction,” coach Rick …

Dirk Nowitzki (hip) doubtful for Friday's preseason game

DALLAS – Mavericks power forward Dirk Nowitzki will probably miss his second consecutive preseason game Friday night due to a right hip contusion. Nowitzki has not practiced since suffering the injury, which the Mavs consider minor, during Saturday’s intrasquad scrimmage. “He’s making steady progress,” said coach Rick Carlisle, who called Nowitzki doubtful for Friday’s game against the Oklahoma City Thunder. “Didn’t do any live practice today, but he did some shooting and he’s doing some work up in the weight room and in the training room.

No Nowitzki, so Aminu will get plenty of PF minutes

DALLAS – Coach Rick Carlisle refused to grant a preseason exemption to his rule about not revealing his starting lineup until the NBA-mandated 16 minutes for tip-off. So we don’t know for certain who will replace Dirk Nowitzki, who is nursing a minor hip injury, as the Dallas Mavericks starting power forward for Tuesday night’s preseason opener against the Houston Rockets. Well, here’s a hint: Al-Farouq Aminu wore a white jersey as shootaround along with the Mavs’ surefire starters.
Mavs Moneyball Oct 6, 2014
Dirk Nowitzki ruled out for preseason opener with hip injury

Dirk Nowitzki ruled out for preseason opener with hip injury

The Mavericks face of the franchise won't play on Tuesday, but the injury is deemed not serious, Carlisle says. I noted in Saturday's scrimmage recap that Dirk left the game and was looked at briefly by team trainers. Apparently, there was a little something to that. Dirk has a right hip contusion. It's not considered serious, but he won't play tomorrow night against Houston. — Tim Cato (@tim_cato) October 6, 2014 This comes from Rick Carlisle at today's practice at the AAC, in which Dirk did not participate. It's the first preseason game, and a contusion is just a fancy doctor word...

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