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Dirk Nowitzki

37-Year-Old    PF    Dallas Mavericks

2015-16 NBA Stats

PTS

18.3

REB

6.5

AST

1.8

STL

0.7

BLK

0.7

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2015-16 Fantasy Basketball Outlook

The 2014-15 NBA season was somewhat of a down year for the former MVP, though he was still named to his 13th All-Star team. Nowitzki appeared in 77 contests, averaging just 30 minutes per game, his lowest total since his rookie season. He finished the year averaging 17.3 poi...

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HT: 7' 0"   WT: 245 lbs   DOB: 6/19/1978  College: Germany   DRAFTED: 1st Rd, #9 Overall in 1998   Show ContractHide Contract

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Dirk Nowitzki Contract Information:

Signed a three-year, $25 million contract with the Mavericks in July of 2014.

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Nowitzki said Monday that he plans to opt out of the final year of his contract this offseason, Tim MacMahon of ESPN.com reports.

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Dirk Nowitzki NBA Stats – Per Game
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Season Age Team G Min PTS REB AST STL BLK 3PM FG% FT% TO OREB DREB 3PA 3P% FGM FGA FTM FTA
2004-05 26 78 38.7 26.1 9.7 3.1 1.2 1.5 1.2 45.9 86.9 2.3 1.2 8.5 2.9 39.9 8.5 18.5 7.9 9.1
2005-06 27 81 38.1 26.6 9.0 2.8 0.7 1.0 1.4 48.0 90.1 1.9 1.4 7.6 3.3 40.6 9.3 19.3 6.7 7.4
2006-07 28 78 36.2 24.6 8.9 3.4 0.7 0.8 0.9 50.2 90.4 2.1 1.6 7.3 2.2 41.6 8.6 17.2 6.4 7.1
2007-08 29 77 36.0 23.6 8.6 3.5 0.7 0.9 1.0 47.9 87.9 2.1 1.2 7.3 2.9 35.9 8.2 17.1 6.2 7.1
2008-09 30 81 37.7 25.9 8.4 2.4 0.8 0.8 0.8 47.9 89.0 1.9 1.1 7.3 2.1 35.9 9.6 20.0 6.0 6.7
2009-10 31 81 37.5 25.0 7.7 2.7 0.9 1.0 0.6 48.1 91.5 1.8 1.0 6.7 1.5 42.1 8.9 18.5 6.6 7.2
2010-11 32 DAL 73 34.3 23.0 7.0 2.6 0.5 0.6 0.9 51.7 89.2 1.9 0.7 6.3 2.3 39.3 8.4 16.2 5.4 6.1
2011-12 33 DAL 62 33.5 21.6 6.8 2.2 0.7 0.5 1.3 45.7 89.6 1.9 0.7 6.0 3.4 36.8 7.6 16.7 5.1 5.7
2012-13 34 DAL 53 31.3 17.3 6.8 2.5 0.7 0.7 1.2 47.1 86.0 1.3 0.7 6.2 3.0 41.4 6.5 13.7 3.1 3.6
2013-14 35 DAL 80 32.9 21.7 6.2 2.7 0.9 0.6 1.6 49.7 89.9 1.5 0.5 5.7 4.1 39.8 7.9 15.9 4.2 4.7
2014-15 36 DAL 77 29.6 17.3 5.9 1.9 0.5 0.4 1.4 45.9 88.2 1.1 0.6 5.4 3.6 38.0 6.3 13.8 3.3 3.8
2015-16 37 DAL 75 31.5 18.3 6.5 1.8 0.7 0.7 1.7 44.8 89.3 1.1 0.7 5.8 4.6 36.8 6.6 14.8 3.3 3.7
Preseason Projections 37 DAL 73 26.8 Subscribe now to see our 2015-16 projections for Dirk Nowitzki

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Dirk Nowitzki NBA Stats – Recent Stat Breakdown
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Time Period G Min PTS REB AST STL BLK 3PM FG% FT% TO OREB DREB 3PA 3P% FGM FGA FTM FTA
Last 7 Days 0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0
Last 14 Days 0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0
Last 30 Days 0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0 0.0
Last 5 Games 5 34.2 20.4 4.8 1.6 0.4 0.6 0.8 49.4 94.1 1.4 0.6 4.2 2.2 36.4 8.2 16.6 3.2 3.4
Last 10 Games 10 33.2 18.5 5.6 1.7 0.6 0.4 1.2 46.1 91.5 1.2 0.9 4.7 3.7 32.4 6.5 14.1 4.3 4.7
Last 20 Games 20 33.3 19.0 6.0 1.9 0.7 0.7 1.4 43.4 90.9 1.2 0.7 5.3 4.5 31.1 7.1 16.3 3.5 3.9

 

2015-16 NBA Game Log   Dirk Nowitzki
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Date Opp MIN PTS REB AST STL BLK TO FGM FGA FTM FTA 3PM 3PA OREB DREB FOULS
Apr 25 @OKC 35 24 3 0 0 1 1 8 16 5 5 3 6 0 3 3
Apr 23 OKC 40 27 8 2 1 0 2 12 21 3 3 0 1 1 7 0
Apr 21 OKC 33 16 5 5 1 2 0 7 12 2 3 0 1 1 4 2
Apr 18 @OKC 38 17 4 1 0 0 2 7 19 2 2 1 3 1 3 2
Apr 16 @OKC 25 18 4 0 0 0 2 7 15 4 4 0 0 0 4 2
Apr 13 SAS 34 19 7 1 1 0 1 5 17 8 10 1 7 3 4 2
Apr 11 @UTA 32 22 11 3 1 1 1 7 12 4 4 4 7 1 10 0
Apr 10 @LAC 28 14 5 2 0 0 0 4 9 5 5 1 4 0 5 2
Apr 8 MEM 34 21 3 2 1 0 3 6 12 7 8 2 6 0 3 4
Apr 6 HOU 33 7 6 1 1 0 0 2 8 3 3 0 2 2 4 3
Apr 3 @MIN 33 13 4 1 0 0 1 4 18 3 4 2 10 0 4 2
Apr 1 @DET 37 19 5 3 1 0 1 8 18 2 2 1 1 0 5 1
Mar 30 NYK 33 11 4 2 1 0 1 5 23 0 0 1 8 0 4 3
Mar 28 @DEN 33 10 4 0 4 1 0 4 17 2 2 0 3 1 3 3
Mar 27 @SAC 27 14 5 0 0 0 1 6 15 0 0 2 4 1 4 1
Mar 25 @GSW Did Not Play
Mar 23 @POR 36 21 9 3 0 1 3 9 16 1 1 2 5 0 9 1
Mar 20 POR 39 40 8 4 2 0 2 16 26 5 5 3 5 0 8 5
Mar 18 GSW 33 24 9 4 0 3 0 9 16 3 3 3 6 1 8 2
Mar 16 @CLE 35 20 4 3 0 3 1 7 17 5 6 1 6 0 4 1
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Mar 14 @CHA 28 23 11 1 0 2 1 8 18 6 7 1 5 1 10 3
Mar 12 IND 35 30 5 2 2 0 0 10 16 7 8 3 5 0 5 2
Mar 9 DET 35 25 10 3 1 0 1 10 17 3 3 2 4 0 10 2
Mar 7 LAC 28 22 6 0 1 0 4 9 19 4 5 0 4 1 5 2
Mar 6 @DEN 35 30 6 1 0 1 1 11 18 3 3 5 8 1 5 3
Mar 3 SAC 32 16 6 5 0 1 5 7 16 2 2 0 5 2 4 5
Mar 1 ORL 27 19 3 2 0 1 0 7 13 4 5 1 3 0 3 2
Feb 28 MIN 17 10 4 1 0 2 1 4 8 0 0 2 3 0 4 4
Feb 26 DEN 40 20 13 4 0 1 2 10 21 0 0 0 3 2 11 4
Feb 24 OKC 34 33 6 0 2 0 2 10 16 11 12 2 4 1 5 4
Feb 21 PHI 27 18 7 2 1 0 0 6 14 1 2 5 9 0 7 3
Feb 19 @ORL 39 11 3 1 1 1 1 4 16 1 3 2 7 0 3 2
Feb 9 UTA 40 17 9 0 1 0 1 6 14 4 4 1 6 0 9 4
Feb 6 @MEM 37 18 7 2 0 1 1 6 17 5 6 1 6 2 5 4
Feb 5 SAS 24 10 8 0 1 0 2 4 8 2 2 0 0 0 8 2
Feb 3 MIA 35 28 4 1 0 3 0 10 21 6 7 2 2 0 4 2
Feb 1 @ATL 31 18 3 1 2 0 0 4 11 10 11 0 1 1 2 2
Jan 31 PHO Did Not Play
Jan 29 BKN 29 12 8 0 2 4 1 6 13 0 0 0 2 1 7 2
Jan 27 @GSW Did Not Play
Jan 26 @LAL 30 13 6 1 0 0 0 5 14 3 3 0 1 0 6 5
Jan 24 @HOU 27 19 3 0 0 0 1 7 13 1 1 4 6 0 3 1
Jan 22 OKC 29 14 2 1 1 2 1 6 15 0 0 2 8 0 2 2
Jan 20 MIN Did Not Play
Jan 18 BOS 35 31 11 0 2 0 4 8 21 12 13 3 5 0 11 4
Jan 17 @SAS 24 4 5 3 0 0 1 2 10 0 0 0 3 0 5 0
Jan 15 @CHI 33 21 7 0 0 1 1 6 15 7 7 2 5 1 6 3
Jan 13 @OKC Did Not Play
Jan 12 CLE 38 17 11 3 0 0 3 7 15 0 0 3 5 1 10 1
Jan 10 @MIN 32 29 7 1 1 0 0 12 22 1 1 4 7 1 6 1
Jan 8 @MIL 36 20 9 0 1 1 2 6 17 4 4 4 10 2 7 3
Jan 6 @NOP Did Not Play
Jan 5 SAC 43 23 5 3 0 0 1 8 19 5 6 2 7 0 5 3
Jan 2 NOP 33 24 4 3 0 0 0 8 21 6 8 2 5 0 4 1
Jan 1 @MIA 27 11 3 1 1 0 0 4 14 3 3 0 2 1 2 1
Dec 30 GSW 28 18 8 2 1 1 2 6 15 4 4 2 4 0 8 2
Dec 28 MIL 29 7 4 4 1 1 1 3 15 0 0 1 7 0 4 0
Dec 26 CHI 33 16 6 2 1 0 1 5 11 3 4 3 7 2 4 3
Dec 23 @BKN 37 22 5 3 0 0 1 7 13 5 5 3 5 0 5 2
Dec 22 @TOR 28 20 7 0 0 2 1 8 17 0 0 4 9 1 6 1
Dec 18 MEM 28 20 5 1 0 1 1 7 13 4 4 2 3 2 3 1
Dec 16 @IND 26 13 7 0 0 2 2 6 16 0 0 1 7 0 7 0
Dec 14 PHO 29 14 7 4 0 0 2 5 10 4 5 0 1 1 6 4
Dec 12 WAS 31 13 6 2 0 2 0 3 9 6 6 1 3 1 5 1
Dec 9 ATL 31 13 8 2 3 1 2 6 20 0 0 1 8 3 5 1
Dec 7 @NYK 33 25 6 2 0 0 0 9 18 5 6 2 4 1 5 0
Dec 6 @WAS 28 19 6 4 0 1 1 5 8 8 10 1 1 1 5 0
Dec 4 HOU 31 16 10 4 2 0 0 6 15 4 4 0 3 1 9 2
Dec 1 @POR 37 28 7 6 0 1 3 11 24 4 4 2 7 2 5 1
Nov 30 @SAC 29 13 7 0 0 2 0 5 15 3 4 0 4 1 6 3
Nov 28 DEN 31 13 7 2 3 0 0 4 9 4 4 1 3 0 7 1
Nov 25 @SAS 35 13 14 2 1 0 1 5 8 3 3 0 1 2 12 2
Nov 24 @MEM 29 14 10 0 1 1 0 5 15 2 2 2 5 0 10 2
Nov 22 @OKC 34 11 2 3 0 0 1 5 7 1 2 0 0 1 1 0
Nov 20 UTA 32 19 4 2 1 3 1 8 12 0 0 3 3 0 4 4
Nov 18 @BOS 34 23 7 1 1 0 2 9 14 4 4 1 2 0 7 3
Nov 16 @PHI 31 21 5 0 1 1 1 6 16 6 6 3 6 0 5 4
Nov 14 @HOU Did Not Play
Nov 13 LAL 29 9 5 1 0 1 1 4 13 0 1 1 3 0 5 4
Nov 11 LAC 33 31 11 1 0 0 2 11 14 4 5 5 6 2 9 5
Nov 10 @NOP 20 18 4 2 0 0 1 7 13 3 3 1 5 0 4 0
Nov 7 NOP 30 18 7 3 0 0 2 8 16 0 1 2 4 0 7 0
Nov 5 CHA 28 14 6 0 0 0 0 4 12 6 6 0 3 1 5 1
Nov 3 TOR 35 18 7 2 1 1 2 6 10 3 3 3 4 1 6 1
Nov 1 @LAL 30 25 9 1 1 0 1 10 13 2 2 3 5 0 9 3
Oct 29 @LAC 25 16 7 2 1 0 0 6 15 3 3 1 3 1 6 1
Oct 28 @PHO 21 11 9 3 1 1 0 5 10 0 0 1 1 1 8 2
Dirk Nowitzki Projections For Upcoming Games – Next 3 Days
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#1 Power Forward
Also Listed As:  #3 Center

1.  Dirk Nowitzki

2.  David Lee

3.  Charlie Villanueva

4.  Dwight Powell

5.  Chandler Parsons

6.  Jeremy Evans

Dallas Mavericks

True Shooting Percentage

55.5%

True Shooting % in 2015-16

In 2015-16, Dirk Nowitzki has a true shooting percentage of 55.5%.

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Dirk Nowitzki NBA Stats – Per 36 Minutes
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Season Age Team G Min PTS REB AST STL BLK 3PM FG% FT% TO OREB DREB 3PA 3P% FGM FGA FTM FTA
2004-05 26 78 36.0 24.2 9.0 2.9 1.2 1.4 1.1 45.9 86.9 2.1 1.1 7.9 2.7 39.9 7.9 17.2 7.3 8.4
2005-06 27 81 36.0 25.1 8.5 2.6 0.7 1.0 1.3 48.0 90.1 1.8 1.3 7.1 3.2 40.6 8.8 18.2 6.3 7.0
2006-07 28 78 36.0 24.5 8.8 3.4 0.7 0.8 0.9 50.2 90.4 2.1 1.6 7.3 2.2 41.6 8.6 17.1 6.4 7.0
2007-08 29 77 36.0 23.6 8.6 3.5 0.7 0.9 1.0 47.9 87.9 2.1 1.2 7.3 2.9 35.9 8.2 17.1 6.2 7.1
2008-09 30 81 36.0 24.7 8.0 2.3 0.7 0.7 0.7 47.9 89.0 1.9 1.0 7.0 2.0 35.9 9.1 19.1 5.7 6.4
2009-10 31 81 36.0 24.0 7.3 2.6 0.8 0.9 0.6 48.1 91.5 1.8 0.9 6.4 1.4 42.1 8.5 17.7 6.3 6.9
2010-11 32 DAL 73 36.0 24.2 7.4 2.7 0.5 0.7 0.9 51.7 89.2 2.0 0.7 6.7 2.4 39.3 8.8 17.0 5.7 6.4
2011-12 33 DAL 62 36.0 23.2 7.3 2.4 0.7 0.5 1.4 45.7 89.6 2.0 0.8 6.5 3.7 36.8 8.2 17.9 5.5 6.2
2012-13 34 DAL 53 36.0 19.9 7.9 2.9 0.8 0.8 1.4 47.1 86.0 1.5 0.8 7.1 3.4 41.4 7.4 15.8 3.6 4.2
2013-14 35 DAL 80 36.0 23.8 6.8 3.0 1.0 0.6 1.8 49.7 89.9 1.6 0.5 6.3 4.5 39.8 8.7 17.4 4.6 5.2
2014-15 36 DAL 77 36.0 21.0 7.2 2.3 0.6 0.5 1.6 45.9 88.2 1.3 0.7 6.5 4.3 38.0 7.7 16.8 4.0 4.6
2015-16 37 DAL 75 36.0 20.9 7.4 2.0 0.8 0.8 1.9 44.8 89.3 1.3 0.8 6.7 5.2 36.8 7.6 16.9 3.8 4.3
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Dirk Nowitzki NBA Stats – Totals
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Season Age Team G Min PTS REB AST STL BLK 3PM FG% FT% TO OREB DREB 3PA 3P% FGM FGA FTM FTA
2004-05 26 78 3020 2032 757 240 97 119 91 45.9 86.9 176 96 661 228 39.9 663 1445 615 708
2005-06 27 81 3089 2151 728 226 58 83 110 48.0 90.1 156 115 613 271 40.6 751 1564 539 598
2006-07 28 78 2820 1916 693 263 52 62 72 50.2 90.4 167 122 571 173 41.6 673 1341 498 551
2007-08 29 77 2769 1817 659 266 51 71 79 47.9 87.9 160 95 564 220 35.9 630 1314 478 544
2008-09 30 81 3050 2094 681 197 61 63 61 47.9 89.0 157 88 593 170 35.9 774 1616 485 545
2009-10 31 81 3041 2027 620 218 70 79 51 48.1 91.5 149 80 540 121 42.1 720 1496 536 586
2010-11 32 DAL 73 2504 1681 513 190 38 47 66 51.7 89.2 137 50 463 168 39.3 610 1179 395 443
2011-12 33 DAL 62 2078 1342 419 136 42 30 78 45.7 89.6 117 46 373 212 36.8 473 1034 318 355
2012-13 34 DAL 53 1661 917 363 132 38 37 65 47.1 86.0 70 37 326 157 41.4 343 728 166 193
2013-14 35 DAL 80 2628 1735 498 216 73 45 131 49.7 89.9 117 40 458 329 39.8 633 1273 338 376
2014-15 36 DAL 77 2282 1333 457 143 39 33 104 45.9 88.2 82 44 413 274 38.0 487 1062 255 289
2015-16 37 DAL 75 2364 1372 489 132 52 52 126 44.8 89.3 84 52 437 342 36.8 498 1112 250 280
Preseason Projections 37 DAL 73 1956 Subscribe now to see our 2015-16 projections for Dirk Nowitzki

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Dirk Nowitzki NBA Advanced Stats
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  Advanced Stats
Season Age Team G Min TS% eFG% AR TOR AST/TO EFF
2004-05 26 78 38.7 57.8 49.0 11.0 8.1 1.4 28.1
2005-06 27 81 38.1 58.9 51.5 10.2 7.1 1.4 27.4
2006-07 28 78 36.2 60.5 52.9 13.1 8.3 1.6 26.9
2007-08 29 77 36.0 58.5 51.0 13.4 8.1 1.7 25.4
2008-09 30 81 37.7 56.4 49.8 8.9 7.1 1.3 25.1
2009-10 31 81 37.5 57.8 49.8 10.3 7.0 1.5 25.2
2010-11 32 DAL 73 34.3 61.2 54.5 11.2 8.1 1.4 23.5
2011-12 33 DAL 62 33.5 56.4 49.5 9.4 8.1 1.2 20.2
2012-13 34 DAL 53 31.3 56.4 51.6 13.0 6.9 1.9 19.0
2013-14 35 DAL 80 32.9 60.3 54.9 12.2 6.6 1.8 22.2
2014-15 36 DAL 77 29.6 56.0 50.8 10.1 5.8 1.7 17.1
2015-16 37 DAL 75 31.5 55.5 50.4 9.1 5.8 1.6 18.3
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Age is determined on November 1st of each season.

Dirk Nowitzki: Past News Updates   ( ▲ View most recent update )

Nowitzki confirmed Tuesday that he plans to return to the Mavericks next season, Tim MacMahon of ESPN reports. "I definitely won't retire," Nowitzki said. "That's out of the question. I felt great this year."

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Nowitzki scored 24 points (8-16 5-5 3-6 3Pt) to go along with three rebounds and a block in 35 minutes during Monday's Game 5 loss to the Thunder.

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Nowitzki rested during the Mavs' morning shootaround, but is still on track to play in Monday's Game 5 tilt with the Thunder, Tim MacMahon of ESPN.com reports.

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Nowitzki scored 27 points (12-21 FG, 0-1 3Pt, 3-3 FT) to go with eight rebounds, two assists, and one steal over 40 minutes in Saturday's Game 4 loss to the Thunder.

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Nowitzki (knee) is considered probable for Saturday's Game 4 against the Thunder, Earl K. Sneed of Mavs.com reports.

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Nowitzki (knee) scored 16 points (7-12 FG, 0-1 3Pt, 2-3 FT) and added six rebounds, five assists, and two blocked shots in 33 minutes during Thursday's 131-102 Game 3 loss to the Thunder.

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Nowitzki (knee) will play in Thursday's Game 3 tilt with the Thunder, Eddie Sefko of the Dallas Morning News reports.

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Coach Rick Carlisle said that Nowitzki (knee) is expected to play in Thursday's Game 3 tilt with the Thunder, Brad Townsend of the Dallas Morning News reports.

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Nowitzki (knee) is listed as questionable for Thursday's Game 3 matchup with the Thunder, Tim MacMahon of ESPN.com reports.

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Nowitzki said Wednesday that his right knee is feeling better, and he plans on playing in Thursday's Game 3 against the Thunder, Eddie Sefko of the Dallas Morning News reports.

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Nowitzki required an MRI on his knee Tuesday and was diagnosed with a bone bruise, Tim MacMahon of ESPN.com reports.

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Nowitzki scored 17 points (7-19 FG, 1-3 3Pt, 2-2 FT) to go with four rebounds and an assist over 38 minutes in Monday's Game 2 win over the Thunder.

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2015-16

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2014-15

Dirk Nowitzki returns for his 17th season in Dallas. During the 2013-14 season, Nowitzki rebounded from a somewhat down year to finish with 21.7 points, 6.2 rebounds, 2.7 assists, 0.9 steals, and 0.6 blocks in 33 minutes per game through 80 games played. He flirted with the second 50-40-90 season of his illustrious career, falling just short. His shooting numbers remained impressive, as he finished the year shooting 49 percent from the field on 7.9 attempts per game, 40 percent from three-point range, and 90 percent from the free-throw line on 4.2 attempts per game. He was a free agent in the offseason but made it clear he wasn't leaving the only franchise he has ever known. The former MVP instead opted to leave a considerable amount of money on the table to allow Dallas to make several offseason acquisitions, including signing Chandler Parsons. Parsons should help spread the floor for Nowitzki on offense, and the return of Tyson Chandler helps hide Nowitzki's weaknesses on the defensive end. He may not be the player he was during his prime, but Nowitzki remains one of the most efficient offensive weapons and fantasy friendly players in the league.

2013-14

Nowitzki is coming off an injury-riddled season where he missed 29 games after missing only 15 games over his previous four seasons. The veteran averaged 17.3 points (47 percent from the field), 6.8 rebounds, 2.5 assists and 1.2 three-pointers made, in arguably his worst season since his rookie year. It was evident that Nowitzki's injured knee took a toll on his performance, resulting in a disappointing fantasy season for those who drafted him early. Now with several months of rest and training during the offseason, Nowitzki could be in for a bounce-back season. The veteran will enter the 2013-14 season at 35 years of age with much to prove after missing the playoffs last season. With newly acquired teammate Monta Ellis at the wing, defensive pressure on Nowtizki may be relieved to a good extent, allowing him to have better opportunities on the offensive end. If his knees can hold up for the entirety of the season, Nowitzki could surprise fantasy owners once again – this time, for the better.

2012-13

Nowitzki and the Mavericks had a slow start to the 2011-12 season, due in part to conditioning and some early-season knee problems. He struggled to find his shooting stroke, particularly from 3-point range, before kicking it into gear for the final three months. He finished the season averaging 21.6 points and 6.8 rebounds--below his career averages. His shooting percentages were also bit off, but not deadly to fantasy teams. In a sign that age, or the knee, was bothering him, Nowitzki attempted more three-pointers in 2011-12 than in any of the three previous seasons, while getting to the free-throw line less often. He�s now entering his age-34 season, and we�ve noticed some slippage. If you�re into the PER rating, Nowitzki dropped from ninth overall in 2010-11 to 20th overall after last season. The Mavericks are re-shuffling the deck, leaving Nowitzki to figure out how to mesh within a significant roster turnover for the first time in years. While still an elite producer at power forward, the need for him to remain at that high level may be greater with a new cast in place. How will O.J. Mayo, Darren Collison, and Elton Brand fit with Nowitzki? In his last two seasons, Nowitzki was able to reduce his minutes per game with minor drops in scoring and rebounding. With the new crew, will he be asked to play 36 minutes a night? Can he handle such a workload at age 34? However it plays itself out, Nowitzki is still an elite threat and marksman from any spot on the court. Offensively, there�s no weakness in his game. He remains Dallas� unquestioned leader on offense.

2011-12

At 31, Nowitzki doesn’t appear anywhere close to slowing down. The 7-0, 245-pound German put together another stellar season in 2010-11, finishing with averages of 23.0 points and 7.0 rebounds while shooting a career-best 51.7 percent from the floor and 89.2 percent from the free throw line. His play reached another level come the postseason, as Nowitzki averaged 27.7 points, 8.1 rebounds and 1.1 treys while leading the Mavericks to their first ever NBA championship. Despite the obvious real-life success Nowitzki displayed last year, his fantasy game has shown some slippage. He hit less than one three pointer per game for the third consecutive season and appears more and more content shooting his trademark step-back jump shot rather than launching from downtown. Nowitzki also saw his defensive stats drop, as his 0.5 steals and 0.6 blocks set or matched career-lows in each category. His rebounding also dropped to the lowest rate since his sophomore season in 1999-00. While continual drops in these categories may push Nowitzki out of the first round of fantasy drafts, he still remains elite enough in scoring, field-goal percentage and free-throw percentage.

2010-11

In theory, Nowitzki should be slowing down at this point, but we've seen little evidence to support that notion. In the 2009-10 season – Nowitzki's 11th as a professional – he averaged 25 points per game (good for seventh in the league) while shooting an excellent .481 from the floor and a remarkable .915 from the free-throw line. Only Steve Nash was better from the line last season, and Nash took 2.8 freebies per game to Nowitzki's 7.2 attempts. And he's surprisingly durable – Nowitzki played in 81 games last year, and has appeared in at least 76 in every season since 1999-2000. The depth of the Mavericks' roster didn't affect Nowitzki's playing time any; even with Shawn Marion added to the mix, Nowitzki averaged nearly 38 minutes per game – a figure right in line with his 2008-09 number. While his long-range jumper is still an important weapon – he shot .421 from long range last season – he doesn't launch as many threes as in years past. His 51 made threes in 2009-10 were his lowest total since his rookie season, when he played in just 47 games. If there's one area of concern, it's on the glass. Nowitzki averaged a mere 7.7 rebounds per game last season, his lowest average since 1999-2000. But the Mavs aren't too worried about that drop-off – they inked Nowitzki to a fat four-year, $80 million extension this summer.

2009-10

Nowitzki has been remarkably consistent over the past nine seasons, with last year being no exception. His 8.4 rebounds per game were actually his lowest mark over that span, but he made up for it with an uptick in scoring and fantastic 89.0-percent shooting from the free throw line, (seventh-best in the NBA). To put that in better perspective, all six who ranked ahead of him were guards, so his performance from the charity stripe was especially good for someone occupying a power forward slot. Nowitzki has also been incredibly durable, having never missed more than six games in a season over the past 10 years. He doesn’t rely on the three-point shot quite as much as he used to, but Nowitzki has improved his post game, and he doesn’t commit many turnovers either. At age 31 and with 839 career games under his belt, Nowitzki has already peaked, but a sudden decline is unlikely. It remains to be seen how the addition of Shawn Marion will affect him, but with Jason Kidd still around to make sure he gets plenty of open looks, Nowitzki should once again turn in a solid 2009-10 campaign.

2008-09

Nowitzki’s 2006-07 numbers are remarkably similar to those from 2007-08, save for one key category: MVP votes. In 2007 he won the thing. In ’08, he finished eleventh in the balloting. The bad taste left in everyone’s mouth by Dallas’ disappointing play after the Jason Kidd trade and their first-round exit from the playoffs carried over to the balloting, apparently – but not to fantasy owners, who were pleased with another season of mid-twenties scoring, over eight boards, over three assists, and reliably-good percentages from the floor, the line and three. We’re looking for Nowitzki to improve in the coming season – a full training camp spent developing a rapport with J-Kidd should lead to better shots – and, by extension, better percentages and scoring totals, and that sour taste from the 2008 playoffs is something he’ll be eager to wash away with a hot start.

2007-08

Nowitzki is in a rare situation: coming off of a league MVP season, he still has a lot to prove. After leading the Mavericks to the best record in the NBA, Nowitzki had to endure bitter defeat in the first round of the playoffs. One might expect this to help motivate Nowitzki for the upcoming season, but it could actually have the opposite effect on his production. Last season taught him that the regular season is no longer relevant to his championship goals; he could potentially decide to coast a bit this season to ensure that he is strong and fresh for the playoffs – a tactic employed in the past by the likes of Shaquille O’Neal and Tim Duncan. Nowitzki’s three point attempts dropped alarmingly last season, to less than one per game despite a career-best 41.6 percent shooting from downtown. Nevertheless, Nowitzki remains one of the better sources of points and rebounds in the NBA, and is coming off career-high marks in both shooting (50.2% FG, 90.4% FT) and assists (3.4). Whether his early exit from the 2006-07 season spurs him onto new heights or causes his to throttle back slightly this year, he should still be one of the first players off the board on draft night.

2006-07

Nowitzki has been fantasy royalty for years, but last season he took his game to the next level by averaging career-highs in points (26.6 ppg), field goal percentage (48%), free throw percentage (90%), and three-point percentage (41%). Nowitzki is one of the most difficult defensive matchups in the league, because at seven-feet tall he can shoot over all small forwards, but his quickness and ball-handling make it impossible for most men his size to guard him on the perimeter. Nowitzki is a good rebounder (9.0 rpg) and also contributes in 3-pointers (1.4 threes per game), assists (2.8 apg), blocks (1.0 bpg), and even steals (.7 spg). Nowitzki also made serious strides in confidence last season, making a serious push for the MVP award and leading the Mavericks to the NBA finals. Look for Nowitzki to make another strong argument for the fantasy MVP award this season.

2005-06

The seven-footer with the great handle and smooth jumper had perhaps his best regular season in 2004-2005, despite some high-profile playoff games in which he shot poorly. Nowitzki shot 40% from three-point range last year, the best mark of his career, and shot 46% overall on the way to averaging 26.1 points per game, fourth in the NBA. He's not afraid to mix it up inside, though, picking up almost 10 rebounds and a block and a half per game. The German goes to the line a lot, ranking fifth in the league in free throw attempts, and he knows what to do once he gets there, making 87%. He doesn't have the assist numbers of Kevin Garnett, averaging just over three per game, and he had a few physical problems last season, missing some time with ankle and knee issues. That said, Nowitzki should definitely go in the top four or five picks in your draft, particularly if he has center eligibility in your league.

2004-05

Dirk the Daring's overall production fell off a bit last season - probably due to the sheer volume of Dallas Mavericks demanding a role in the offense. Problem solved - Antoine Walker, Antawn Jamison and Steve Nash have left the Metroplex, and this is very much Dirk's team. We're not sure this will translate into more wins... but we'd be very surprised if Nowitzki's fantasy value doesn't rebound to 2002 levels, with 25-plus ppg scoring, near double-figures in boards, decent assists, steals, blocks, threes and solid percentages.

2003-04

Make no doubt about it, Nowitzki is one of the better all-around fantasy producers in the NBA. Nowitzki's scoring totals have increased in each of his first five seasons in the league, culminating with a career-high of 25.1 points a game last year. Expect more of the same from Nowitzki. He's a star playing on a very deep and talented team.