Dirk Nowitzki

Height: 7' 0"
Weight: 245
College: None
Birth Place: Wurzburg, West Germany
Draft: 1998 1st round (9th pick) by the
  • Coach Rick Carlisle said that Dirk Nowitzki (ankle) practiced fully for the first time on Friday but that there is "still nothing imminent about when he’ll return to game action."
    Advice: Earlier this month, it was reported that Dirk is targeting the end of the month for his return. Seeing him get in a full a practice is obviously encouraging. However, once he does return to the lineup, he will likely be on a strict minutes limit. As a result, it's tough to envision him moving the needle in fantasy formats.
  • Dirk Nowitzki (ankle) is reportedly targeting to make his regular-season debut in approximately three weeks.
    Advice: It's a loose timetable, but the main takeaway here is that he's getting close. We don't think the 40-year-old will be much of a factor in fantasy hoops this season, but his return will cut into Maxi Kleber and Dwight Powell's minutes.