Dirk Nowitzki not in first plan anymore

September 23, 2018

Dirk Nowitzki, in his 21st and probably a final season, will have to help his team from the bench. Rick Carlisle, current coach of Dallas, decided to give Dirk a support role. Opinions are different, but Dirk have played center position in past two years.  DeAndre Jordan joined the Dallas team recently and will take Nowitzki’s place in the fist team. Luka Doncic is also expected to be in the first five.

Sports news sites and blogs explained this as necessary change for Rick’s team. How team will perform, time and results will tell.

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Dirk Nowitzki shared his thoughts on recent Dallas’ media day, saying:

“When we signed DeAndre, it was pretty much clear in my head that I’m coming off the bench.”

“It’s all about winning, at the end of the day. Whatever puts us in the best position to win is what we’re going to roll with, and coach Carlisle has obviously shown over his time here that he’s willing to try anything.”


Dirk has a rich career in NBA, currently he is ranked as sixth in NBA history with 31,187 points.  However, he was aware of possible tactical changes, due to his “movement issues.” Thats where new signing jumps in, DeAndre Jordan. Jordan will now be in coach’s first team plans, and Dirk will enter the game from the bench. While Nowitzki is recovering from his angle surgery, Jordan will be in the first plans.

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Dirk Nowitzki’s tactical change to be the bench guy on next season makes sense after all. Regardless of his health, Nowitzki will have to watch Jordan at center and Luka Doncic as a playmaker – power forward.

Lets see what Dallas team can achieve this season with their new signings. Good luck, Mavericks, and give your best.