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: $5,000,000
Milos Teodosic talked about Luka Doncic, praising him but also comparing him to the late, great Drazen Petrovic: “Since Drazen (Petrovic) there hasn’t been such a young, but great talent. Luka led Real Madrid to the European champion trophy and carried the whole team throughout the season. He plays that style of transition basketball, faster. He will need an adaptation period, but he’s got Dirk Nowitzki beside him, and he plays in a team that somewhat cherishes the European style. I’m convinced that has an amazing NBA career is in front of him. He moved to the NBA at the right moment, as he is 19 and can work on his body.”
Meanwhile, Nowitzki believes if the Mavs desire to qualify for the playoffs for the first time since 2016, they can’t afford to duplicate last season’s 9-25 record they posted even before the arrival of Christmas. “The key is, I guess, for us to have a better start,” said Nowitzki, who didn’t go home to Germany this offseason. “I think for us that was a little tough last year to kind of have a tough schedule in November last year and then to pile the losses up on a younger team, so that was just a little frustrating.
“I think DeAndre should be great for what we do for our system,” Nowitzki said. “When you’re in coach (Rick Carlisle’s) system the (center position) has a great roll presence, a great rim presence on both ends. “And there’s obviously not a lot (of centers) that are better at that – he might even be the best at that in the league. He’s a runner, he’s a rim protector, he’s a roller, he finishes as high above the rim as anyone, so we’re really looking forward to start working with him.”