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SportDirk Nowitzki isn't closing door on 22nd season with Mavericks

15:40  28 february  2019
15:40  28 february  2019 Source:   sportingnews.com

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DALLAS -- Dirk Nowitzki is officially signed for a record 21st season with the Mavericks . The Mavericks announced Monday that they had Nowitzki , a former NBA MVP who turned 40 last month, is set to become the first player in NBA history to play 21 consecutive seasons for the same.

NBA: Dirk Nowitzki still has not ruled out playing for the Dallas Mavericks again next season .The 40-year-old veteran was widely expected The 40-year-old veteran was widely expected to call it an NBA career at the end of the 2018-19 season and has received tributes at numerous road games this year.

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Dirk Nowitzki hasn't ruled out playing for the Mavericks again next season.

The 40-year-old veteran was widely expected to call it an NBA career at the end of the 2018-19 season and has received tributes at numerous road games this year.

But Nowitzki, a 2011 champion with Dallas who is playing a record 21st NBA season with the team, says a decision has not yet been made.

He says he plans to see how his body holds up through the rest of the season before seeing if he can help Mavs youngsters Luka Doncic and Kristaps Porzingis again next season.

"I'd love to be there for the young guys one more year, but I think it depends on how the body feels," he told reporters after scoring 11 points in Wednesday's 110-101 win over the Pacers.

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Dirk Nowitzki hasn’ t ruled out playing for the Mavericks again next season . He says he plans to see how his body holds up through the rest of the season before seeing if he can help Mavs youngsters Luka Doncic and Kristaps Porzingis again next season .

Dirk Nowitzki is officially signed for a record 21st season with the Dallas Mavericks . The Mavericks announced on Monday (Tuesday, Manila time) that they

"I've had some issues, obviously, this year. I had some knee swelling here the last few weeks, actually before the All-Star break, so it's not all great. But like I said, I am feeling better. I am feeling a little stronger.

"I think I'm going to make that decision later on, but I think the future's bright. I think Luka and KP, if they stay healthy, stay together, they should be a great combo. They should play great off each other.

"Both have an incredible skill set for their size, incredible playmaking ability for their size. They should gel well, but we have to see how it goes next year."

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Is Mavericks rookie Luka Doncic playing too many minutes?.
Lonzo Ball (34.2), Ben Simmons (33.7) and Donovan Mitchell (33.4) each averaged more minutes last season than Doncic in 2018-19. It’s fair to say Doncic has slightly more mileage on his 20-year-old body at this point than those three did a season ago as he played 171 combined EuroLeague games in three seasons prior to joining the NBA. For a bit of perspective, Villanova played 40 games in 2017-18 last season on its run to a national title.

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