HoopsHype Dirk Nowitzki Buzz Meter

by HoopsHype - Updated: May 22, 2015 | 02:29 PM

Dwain Price

Dirk Nowitzki a sixth man for the #Mavs? It could happen next season. And he's all for whatever the team wants to do in that scenario.

Michael Dugat

Was Bird and Duncan. FYI: Dirk at 33-13-1.2stls-1.4blks twitter.com/hpbasketball/s…

Adi Joseph

From my Dirk column (bit.ly/1bVdzLR): He's played 525 more minutes than Tim Duncan the past two seasons despite more injury issues.

Tim Cato

Carlisle said he'll "respect" whatever decision Dirk makes regarding the German National Team but sure didn't sound like he'd encourage it.

Earl K. Sneed

Rick Carlisle says Dirk's willingness to accept a bench role shows the love he has for the @Dallas Mavericks' organization. http://t.co/hMiEclzRnc

Adi Joseph

Don't bench Dirk. MY COLUMN: bit.ly/1bVdzLR

Earl K. Sneed

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."

Earl K. Sneed

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."

Tim MacMahon

Dirk on "unfortunate" @Houston Rockets tweet: "The guy behind the mobile phone was a little too excited or something. Maybe it was Gersson."

Earl K. Sneed

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."

Tim MacMahon

The Euro championships Olympic qualifying tournament is in Germany in September. Dirk: "That obviously weighs a lot into that decision."

Tim MacMahon

Dirk is strongly considering playing for German national team again this summer. Will likely make decision within a few weeks.

Dwain Price

We've talked to Devin, Barea, Parsons, Tyson, Dirk, Amar'e and Villanueva so far.

Earl K. Sneed

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."

Lang Greene

Huge summer ahead for the Dallas Mavericks, especially if Mark Cuban is trying to get Dirk one more chip - basketballinsiders.com/nba-am-whats-n…

Tim Cato

Dirk on the Rockets emoji joke: "I think the guy behind the mobile phone was a little excited. Maybe it was Gersson."

Earl K. Sneed

Dirk: "It'll be a good summer with two kids now, so I'll enjoy my time off."

Earl K. Sneed

Dirk Nowitzki says he hasn't decided whether he'll play for Germany in the Olympic qualifier in September.

Tim Cato

Dirk hasn't made up his mind on the Olympic qualifier this summer for Germany

Earl K. Sneed

Dirk jokingly: "The problem is there's some stiffness involved with coming off the bench."

Tim MacMahon

Dirk says he'd be willing to come off the bench if that's what is best for Mavs next year.

Earl K. Sneed

Dirk Nowitzki says he would even be willing to accept a bench role, if it meant the @Dallas Mavericks could add marquee free agents.

Earl K. Sneed

Dirk: "At 36, any season is draining. ... Obviously, there were distractions." http://t.co/1EgddFB1jy

David Hardisty

Dirk Nowitzki sums up the Rockets series in six seconds. vine.co/v/e7Z9mTF0TpX

Dwain Price

"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

Dwain Price

"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

Dwain Price

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."

Dwain Price

#Mavs F Dirk Nowitzki: "Well, to sum up the season, it was a wild ride, some ups and downs, we had some injury problems."

Nikos Varlas

#NBA Euro-watch: End of the season for @Dirk Nowitzki, K-Pap and @Clint Capela on the West semifinals eurohoops.net/?p=89528

Tim MacMahon

Dirk averaging 21 and 10 in a playoff series at 36 is pretty impressive despite getting dismissed in 5.

Jeff Wade

Man, @Dirk Nowitzki is the bestest - forever...we're some lucky fans

Paul Garcia

Diaw with the one-foot fadeaway which was perfected by Dirk.

Tim MacMahon

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."

Howard Chen

Dirk: "The guys we had gave it all they had." #Mavs

David Hardisty

Sure, Dirk will be 37. Aminu, Tyson, Monta & Rondo all free agents. No 1st round pick in 2016. But.. http://t.co/2EQ3OiAsji

Dwain Price

Dirk had 14 rebounds, Aminu 9, Tyson 6. Mavs shot 38%, Houston 45.1%.

Dwain Price

Monta scored 25 on 11 of 26 shots. Dirk scored 22 on 8 of 23 shots. Aminu scored 14, and Tyson 11.

Trey Kerby

It was a splendid run but this is the official end of the "Dirk Nowitzki as main guy on a title contender" era.

Earl K. Sneed

FINAL: Rockets 103, @Dallas Mavericks 94; 25 pts & 7 assists for Monta Ellis. 22 pts & 14 rebs for Dirk Nowitzki. 28 pts & 8 assists for Harden.

Jeff Caplan

Dirk can start picking names out of a hat for his 2015-16 teammates.

Calvin Watkins

Dirk is taken out after going 8-23, 0-6 from 3, in elimination game.

David Hardisty

I'd pay big money to see Daryl Morey phone Mark Cuban right now to ask if he wants to trade Dirk.

Dwain Price

Terrible cross court pass by Dirk led to that dunk by Jones.

Dwain Price

#Mavs got new life. Dirk scores inside. #Rockets up 94-89 with 3:01 left.

Tim Cato

Dirk with that cherry pick.

Earl K. Sneed

Barea to Dirk on the break, and the @Dallas Mavericks trail 94-89 with 3:01 left to rally. #DALatHOU

Dwain Price

If Monta can't come back, where do the #Mavs got for clutch baskets? Dirk is 7 of 21.