RotoWire Partners

NBA Barometer: Dirk Revitalized

Shannon McKeown

Shannon McKeown

Shannon McKeown is the VP of Advertising Sales and Basketball Editor for He's a two-time FSWA finalist for Fantasy Basketball writer of the year. He also covers the Pistons and Tigers for the site.

Dirk Revitalized

Very quietly, Dirk Nowitzki has returned to elite form over the past month.

Throughout his prime, Nowitzki was consistently a top-10 fantasy option and was very rarely available outside of the first round. But after a disappointing 2012-13 campaign, in which Nowitzki had his least productive season since his rookie year, many thought he was starting to hit the downside of his career.

Heading into his age-35 season, most outlooks weren't too rosy. Instead of bouncing back to his first-round form of years past, Nowitzki was projected to post similar numbers to his down 2012-13 campaign. While those numbers would still provide plenty of value, most owners had to live with the fact that the aging superstar would be more of a second- or third-round value moving forward.

Instead of continuing his decline, Nowitzki has bounced back to be a top-10 value this season. And he's been even better over the past month. In 13 con

You've reached the end of our free article preview.
See below to find out how you can read the full version of this article.

Subscribe to RotoWire now and you'll be reading the full version of this article in minutes.

At RotoWire, we give our subscribers everything. That means not only will you be able to read this article, you'll be able to read ALL our articles.

Plus, you'll get all of these great benefits:

➤ Amazing draft kits.  ➤ Full stat projections.
➤ Exclusive cheat sheets.  ➤ Customizable rankings.
➤ Instant news updates.  ➤ Free multi-sport access.
➤ Private expert Q&A.  ➤ And much more!

Get Access To RotoWire Now

Already Registered? Login Now

If you already have a RotoWire account, please login below with your username and password.

Forgot your password?
Click here to have your user info emailed to you.

Questions? Need Assistance?
Talk to a live person toll free at (888) 201-3057.