Carlisle said he'll "respect" whatever decision Dirk makes regarding the German National Team but sure didn't sound like he'd encourage it.
Dirk on Monta Ellis' player option: "He took the closer role over for us, and he had some phenomenal games. We'd love to keep him."
Dirk on Parsons as a recruiter: "He's great at small talking and all the stuff I'm not great at, so I'll let him do that stuff."
Dirk Nowitzki: "It just didn't work out on the court. I never had a problem with Rajon off the floor. He was actually a really good dude."
The Euro championships Olympic qualifying tournament is in Germany in September. Dirk: "That obviously weighs a lot into that decision."
Dirk is strongly considering playing for German national team again this summer. Will likely make decision within a few weeks.
We've talked to Devin, Barea, Parsons, Tyson, Dirk, Amar'e and Villanueva so far.
Dirk on Houston's tweet: "I think the guy behind the mobile phone was a little too excited. Maybe it was Gersson (Rosas). I'm not sure."
Dirk on the Rockets emoji joke: "I think the guy behind the mobile phone was a little excited. Maybe it was Gersson."
Dirk: "It'll be a good summer with two kids now, so I'll enjoy my time off."
Dirk Nowitzki says he hasn't decided whether he'll play for Germany in the Olympic qualifier in September.
Dirk hasn't made up his mind on the Olympic qualifier this summer for Germany
Dirk jokingly: "The problem is there's some stiffness involved with coming off the bench."
Dirk says he'd be willing to come off the bench if that's what is best for Mavs next year.
Dirk: "At 36, any season is draining. ... Obviously, there were distractions." http://t.co/1EgddFB1jy
"Dirk Nowitzki is a champion and Tyson Chandler has won a championship, and J. J. Barea is a big player on that team.'' -- Kevin McHale
"Oh, it was strange because we're so used to him making shots, especially in big games. But it happens.'' -- Barea on Dirk going 8-of-23
Dirk Nowitzki: "We just ran into a very good team. James (Harden) showed why he's an MVP candidate, and the guys around him played well."
Dirk averaging 21 and 10 in a playoff series at 36 is pretty impressive despite getting dismissed in 5.
Diaw with the one-foot fadeaway which was perfected by Dirk.
Dirk has no regrets about Rajon Rondo deal despite disastrous results. "If you can get a player like Rondo, I think you go for it anytime."
Sure, Dirk will be 37. Aminu, Tyson, Monta & Rondo all free agents. No 1st round pick in 2016. But.. http://t.co/2EQ3OiAsji
Dirk had 14 rebounds, Aminu 9, Tyson 6. Mavs shot 38%, Houston 45.1%.
Monta scored 25 on 11 of 26 shots. Dirk scored 22 on 8 of 23 shots. Aminu scored 14, and Tyson 11.
It was a splendid run but this is the official end of the "Dirk Nowitzki as main guy on a title contender" era.
Dirk can start picking names out of a hat for his 2015-16 teammates.
Dirk is taken out after going 8-23, 0-6 from 3, in elimination game.
I'd pay big money to see Daryl Morey phone Mark Cuban right now to ask if he wants to trade Dirk.
Terrible cross court pass by Dirk led to that dunk by Jones.
Oh, Dirk. That pass….
Dirk with that cherry pick.