Tag Archives: Dirk Nowitzki

The Mavs’ Inside Presence

Mavs’ center Samuel Dalembert has played very well through three playoff games against the Spurs.  The Seton Hall alum leads the team in rebounds and blocks.  Plus he’s made all seven of his free throw attempts.

With Dirk Nowitzki struggling to find his shot Dallas needs Dalembert to get them second chance points and fill the paint on defense.  With Sam playing this well Rick Carlisle‘s team still has a fighting chance to beat the best team in the NBA.

Big-D’s Big-O

This season the Dallas Mavericks are once again led by scoring machine Dirk Nowitzki.  For the first time in three years the Mavs’ forward is in the top-ten in offensive win shares.  He is averaging 22 points/game while going for 50/40/90 (that’s 50% from two, 40% from three and 90% from the foul line).

Thanks to Dirk and guard Jose Calderon big-D is a top-five NBA offense.  Finally this is the best scoring team the Mavs’ have had since they won 67 games with Avery Johnson at the helm seven years ago.

Battier Joins the ‘Three-by-900’ Club

In Monday’s game against the Wizards Miami Heat forward Shane Battier blocked two shots to put him over nine-hundred in his NBA career.

Battier’s combination of all-around defense and great outside shooting has put him in elite company.  He has joined the likes of Scottie Pippen and Dirk Nowitzki as one of just five players in NBA history with career totals of:

  • 900 Three-Point Field Goals
  • 900 Steals
  • 900 Blocks

Totals

Shooting

Player

G

3P

STL

BLK

3P%

Dirk Nowitzki

1170

1436

1022

1084

.382

Scottie Pippen*

1178

978

2307

947

.326

Rasheed Wallace

1109

1086

1090

1460

.336

Clifford Robinson

1380

1253

1402

1390

.356

Shane Battier

959

1238

973

901

.384

Provided by Basketball-Reference.com: View Original Table
Generated 3/12/2014.

In Favor of Vince Carter’s HOF Case

High-flying Vince Carter is a classic borderline hall-of-fame candidate.  You are familiar with the case against him but the UNC alum is one of the dozen all-time great basketball talents.  In addition to Carter’s elite athleticism and skill he has added longevity.

Through sixteen NBA seasons Vince Carter has made 1,754 three-point field goals.  Earlier this year he passed sharpshooter Dale Ellis, a previous record holder for career three’s, to move into ninth place in NBA history.

Carter has more career three’s than:

In addition to the high volume of three’s Carter shot over 40% from beyond the arc four times in his career.  For someone famous for more than his outside shooting ability Vince Carter has been a really, really good outside shooter.  Just something to remember when considering him for Springfield.

NBA History: Dallas Mavericks and Free Throws

Trivia history was made in the Dallas Mavericks lost to the Rockets on Wednesday.  Dirk Nowitzki and Vince Carter combined to make 21-of-22 free throws.  With ten made foul shots Vinsanity passes Detlef Schrempf to move into 48th on the NBA career free throws made list.

Dirk’s eleven made foul shots move him ahead of Charles Barkley into 12th all time.  He needs just fifteen more to tie-Allen Iverson.