Dirk Nowitzki Rumors

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Dirk Nowitzki
Dirk Nowitzki
Position: F
Born: 06/19/78
Height: 7-0 / 2.13
Weight:244 lbs. / 111.1 kg.
Salary:
The Mavericks had already committed to a starting lineup with Curry next to Dennis Smith Jr., one that featured Dirk Nowitzki at center with Harrison Barnes and Wesley Matthews filling out the backcourt, and one that notably did not include Nerlens Noel. Even with Curry’s injury, after reading between the lines on what Rick Carlisle has said in practice the past two days, I’m pretty certain Noel isn’t going to be bumped up into the starting five. In fact, I’m almost positive of it.
Storyline: Carlisle-Noel Dynamic
Dirk Nowitzki is 7 feet tall and a large human, so of course having him pet and carry a puppy is an amazing thing. The Mavericks shared video of him doing just that this week. The puppy’s name is Swish and Nowitzki calls to the pup, then picks him up and carries him around.

Dirk Nowitzki’s repeated willingness to take a reduced salary to help the Dallas Mavericks improve hasn’t gone unnoticed, especially by a fan at the team’s open practice on Friday. Nowitzki tweeted his appreciation for a note given to him by the aforementioned fan, which included a $20 bill and the message “you been taking discounts the past six years to help the team bring talent and a title… lunch is on me big fella!”

3 weeks ago via ESPN