Mavs Re-sign 13-time All Star Dirk Nowitzki

by Dan M | Posted on Saturday, July 30th, 2016

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DALLAS — The Dallas Mavericks have re-signed 13-time NBA All-Star
Dirk Nowitzki. Per team policy, terms of the deal were not disclosed.
During his 18-year tenure in Dallas, Nowitzki has guided the
Mavericks toward many of the franchise’s greatest achievements.
Nowitzki led Dallas to its first-ever 60 win season in 2002-03, first
NBA Finals appearance in 2006, a franchise-high 67 wins in 2006-07 and
to the organization’s first World Championship when the Mavs defeated
the Miami Heat in the 2011 NBA Finals. He is currently the
longest-tenured player in the NBA with one team.
Nowitzki (7-0, 245), the most decorated Dallas Maverick in
franchise history, is a 13-time NBA All-Star, earned All-NBA Team
honors 12 consecutive years (2000-12), was named Most Valuable Player
of the 2006-07 season and was MVP of the 2011 NBA Finals. He is a
six-time Western Conference Player of the Month, a 17-time Western
Conference Player of the Week, has competed in the All-Star Saturday
Night Three-Point Contest four times and won the 2014 Magic Johnson
Award.
The career Maverick holds averages of 22.0 points, 7.9 rebounds,
2.5 assists and 35.3 minutes in 1,340 career games (1,309 starts) and
holds the franchise’s top-spot in several categories including points,
rebounds, field goals, three-pointers, free throws, games, starts and
minutes.
In the NBA Playoffs, Nowitzki’s game elevates to average 25.3
points, 10.0 rebounds, 2.5 assists and 40.6 minutes in 145 postseason
games (145 starts). He has led the Mavericks to three Western
Conference Finals and two NBA Finals while moving into first place in
several of the franchise’s postseason categories including points,
rebounds, assists, blocks, steals, field goals, free throws and games.
Last season, Nowitzki became just the sixth player in NBA
history to register 29,000 career points and passed Shaquille O’Neal
for sixth place on the NBA’s all-time scoring list. Among other
all-time NBA lists, he ranks 30th in rebounds, 12th in field goals,
15th in three-point field goals, seventh in free throws, 12th in games
and 11th in minutes.
Nowitzki has also served as a pioneer for European players
becoming the first European-born player to earn First Team All-NBA
(04-05), start an All-Star Game (2007) and be named the MVP (06-07).
The Wurzburg, Germany native was the ninth overall pick in the
1998 NBA Draft and was originally acquired through a draft day trade
with the Milwaukee Bucks. He re-signed with the Mavericks on Oct. 22,
2001, signed a contract extension on Sept. 26, 2006, re-signed on July
9, 2010 and re-signed again on July 15, 2014.
Other Mavs signings

Forward Quincy Acy
Acy (6-7, 240) holds career averages of 4.5 points, 3.6 rebounds
and 15.3 minutes per game in 219 games (51 starts) with Toronto,
Sacramento and New York. He averaged 5.2 points, 3.2 rebounds and 14.8
minutes per game in 59 games (29 starts) with the Kings last season.
Mavs re-sign 13-time all-star Dirk
Acy played four years at Baylor before being selected by Toronto with
the 37th overall pick in the 2012 NBA Draft. As a senior in 2011-12,
he was named Second-Team All-Big 12 and earned Big 12 All-Defensive
Team honors.
Born in Tyler, Texas, Acy went on to attend John Horn High in Mesquite.
Guard Kyle Collinsworth
Collinsworth (6-6, 210) recently competed for the Mavericks at
Samsung NBA Summer League 2016 in Las Vegas. In six summer league
games, he averaged 4.2 points, 3.3 rebounds, 2.5 assists and 1.0 steal
in 15.3 minutes per contest.
A native of Provo, Utah, Collinsworth played four years at BYU
and averaged 12.2 points, 7.5 rebounds, 5.0 assists, 1.6 steals and
30.9 minutes per game in 140 games. He was a three-time First Team
All-WCC selection (2014-16) and set the NCAA career triple-double
record with 12.
As a senior for the Cougars (2015-16), Collinsworth averaged
15.3 points, 8.2 rebounds, 7.4 assists, 2.0 steals and 33.8 minutes
per game en route to being named the WCC Player of the Year. The 6-6
guard also tied the NCAA single-season triple-double record (set by
himself in 2014-15) with six. He went undrafted in the 2016 NBA Draft.

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