HoopsHype Dirk Nowitzki Buzz Meter

by HoopsHype - Updated: December 20, 2014 | 10:06 AM

Tom Ziller

Perhaps more likely is that Cuban will find a way to give/sell Dirk a slice of the team upon retirement.

Tom Ziller

I certainly don't think Dirk and Cuban have some illicit agreement -- other stars have taken discounts. Just thinking. Cuban's innovative.

Tom Ziller

What if Mark Cuban gave Dirk a $20 million job in the Mavericks' front office for 2-3 years after he retires? Would there be outrage?

Tony Jones

I don't know how anyone on earth can think Kobe is a better player or has been than Tim Duncan. Looking at you, Dirk

Earl K. Sneed

Rondo: "I'm excited to play with Dirk. He's still got a lot left in the tank."

Dwain Price

Dirk on Rondo: "We got to keep moving and get used to probably some crazy passes that we haven’t seen around here in awhile."

Dwain Price

Dirk on Rondo: "Anytime you have a chance to grab a top point guard in this league, you got to go for it.''

Tim MacMahon

Half-kidding Dirk on Rajon Rondo meshing with Mavs' high-powered O: "Find me a lot on the offensive end and he’ll be OK."

Tim MacMahon

Dirk on Rondo deal: "Any time you have a chance to grab a top point guard in this league, you got to go for it." es.pn/13Keyue

Dwain Price

“Anytime you have a chance to grab a top point guard in this league, you got to go for it.'' -- Dirk on Rondo

Dwain Price

Asked if the #Mavs are now the team to beat out West, Dirk Nowitzki said no. And that they want to continue flying under the radar.

Earl K. Sneed

Dirk on Rondo: "He's one of the smartest players there is on the court. He's a pass-first guy, so we should all enjoy playing with him."

Earl K. Sneed

Dirk: "Anytime you have a chance to grab a top PG in this league, you've got to go for it. I think [Rondo] is a competitor. He's a warrior."

Earl K. Sneed

Dirk on Rondo: "We're going to tell him to do what he does, and that's make guys better. ... Get his teammates involved. Find me a lot."

Earl K. Sneed

Dirk Nowitzki addresses the media after the Rajon Rondo trade. @ American Airlines Center instagram.com/p/wzKnEwNkoR/

Earl K. Sneed

It's scary to think how many trailer threes Dirk will get with Rondo leading the break and Monta and Parsons running on the wings. Scary.

Tommy Beer

The lowest paid member of the Dallas Mavericks starting 5? It’s Dirk Nowitzki –the only Mavs starter making less than $8 million this season

Dwain Price

Dirk, Monta, Devin and Ledo are the only #Mavs holdovers from last year. They have 10 players who weren't on last year's roster.

Eduardo Schell

Rondo traspasado a Dallas: ¿Campeones? Ojo Rondo, Ellis, Parsons, Nowitzki, Chandler marca.com/2014/12/19/bal… vía @marca

Emiliano Carchia

Dirk Nowitzki will be the lowest-paid starter for the Mavs after the Rajon Rondo’s trade

Rajon Rondo

Years w/ the Celtics, fans and city. The opportunity to play with guys like Dirk, Monta, Tyson and the young talent of Chandler is exciting

Josh Lewenberg

Dirk Nowitzki is the lowest paid player in Dallas' starting lineup. No accident. His sacrifice made Parsons signing/Rondo deal possible

Michael Dugat

For those that care about such matters, Rondo becomes 2nd highest rated player on Mavs in 2K15 at 85 (Dirk 89, TC and Ellis 83, CP 80).

Dwain Price

With Tyson, Parsons, Rondo, Dirk (hometown discount), J.J., Aminu, Jefferson, Donnie Nelson may win the Executive of the Year award this yr.

Dwain Price

#Mavs trying to win now before Dirk's skills start eroding. In other words, the future for the Mavs is now.

Dwain Price

This year's salary of #Mavs' starting 5: Tyson $14.8 mill, Parsons $14.7 mill, Rondo $12.9 mill, Monta $8.36 mill and Dirk $7.97 mill.

Dwain Price

With Dirk Nowitzki, Monta Ellis, Chandler Parsons, Tyson Chandler and Rajon Rondo, the #Mavs arguably have the best starting 5 in the NBA.

Julian Mozo

#NBA Rondo hará una medicancha explosiva con Monta Ellis y Chandler Parsons. Además tiene a Nowitzki y su gran complemento, Tyson Chandler.

Mitch Lawrence

Trade for Rajon Rondo Will Help Nowitzki, Mavs @Forbes onforb.es/1x3Kx5e

Lang Greene

+ Monta RT @Steve Kyler Think about what Mark Cuban and Mavs have done in 12 months -- re-signed Dirk for pennies, stole Chandler Parsons

Steve Kyler

Think about what Mark Cuban and the Mavs have done in 12 months -- re-signed Dirk for pennies, stole Chandler Parsons for nothing

Kamenetzky Brothers

Crazy. AK MT@Alex Kennedy: After Rondo deal, Dirk will be lowest-paid starter for Mavs. Rondo, Ellis, Parsons, Chandler all make more.

Alex Kennedy

After Rondo deal is complete, Nowitzki will be the lowest-paid starter for the Mavs. Rondo, Ellis, Parsons and Chandler all make more.

Ramona Shelburne

In 2012 I wrote a column comparing the way the Lakers were giving Kobe a chance to win in his last few years vs Mavs & Dirk

Michael Lee

Dirk Nowitzki took pay cut from #mavericks because, "I wanted to be on a good team my last couple of years." wapo.st/1rq6ML1 Well...

Esteban Novillo

¿Quién va a ser el valiente que defienda al quinteto: Rondo, M.Ellis, Parsons, Nowitzki y T.Chandler? Mark Cuban se frota las manos... #NBA

Sean Cunningham

I thought Dallas was a strong team before. Starters now: Rajon Rondo, Dirk Nowitzki, Monta Ellis, Tyson Chandler & Chandler Parsons.

Jorge Sierra

Rajon Rondo-Monta Ellis-Chandler Parsons-Dirk Nowitzki-Tyson Chandler. How many starting fives better than that one?

Rodrigo Azurmendi

Rondo es un ganador, y con Dirk/Parsons/Ellis hay suficientes tiradores como para mantener un espacio saludable en ataque.

Alex Kennedy

Dirk Nowitzki took a huge pay cut to re-sign with DAL over the summer. He's making just $7,974,482 this year. Looks like a great choice now.

Paul Coro

Any #Suns playoff hope gets bleaker if Dallas closes a reported deal for Rondo. PG was its only weak spot with Ellis-Parsons-Dirk-Chandler.

Tim MacMahon

Rajon Rondo, Monta Ellis, Chandler Parsons, Dirk Nowitzki and Tyson Chandler is star-packed starting 5. Do pieces fit? Counting on Carlisle.

Alex Kennedy

I was hesitant to label Mavs a contender before due to the backcourt. Now, with Rondo, Ellis, Parsons, Dirk, Chandler, etc. they're loaded.

David Thorpe

For the record-J Nelson making 37% of 3's. Rondo and Ellis are a combined 38 of 124 for 29%. Dirk at 34%, making just 1.5 a game. Spacing?

Eric Koreen

We've learned over past few years that you can't just mash stars together and succeed. My faith in Dirk/Carlisle is pretty strong, though.

Enric Corbella

Cuando Nowitzki iba para Nadal marca.com/2014/12/18/bal… vía @marca el vídeo

Gary Lee

ICYMI: Dirk Nowitzki says Kobe is “probably the greatest player in my generation” while mentioning Shaq and Duncan. lakersnation.com/dirk-nowitzki-…

Iñako Diaz-Guerra

Nowitzki: "No hay nadie como Jordan, pero Kobe está ahí cerca" dozz.es/4whlw http://t.co/ml1G83X0cx

Baxter Holmes

Imagine this starting five: Rondo, Dirk, Monta Ellis, Tyson Chandler & Chandler Parsons.

Jinno Rufino

"Kobe’s probably the greatest player in my generation that I played against" - Dirk #hoopjunkies #TattooPHxNBA @btvhoops @sportsdeskph