Mar 29, 2014; Dallas, TX, USA; Dallas Mavericks forward Dirk Nowitzki (41) celebrates the three point shot made by forward Shawn Marion (not pictured) against the Sacramento Kings during the second half at the American Airlines Center. The Mavericks defeated the Kings 103-100. Mandatory Credit: Jerome Miron-USA TODAY Sports

NBA Rumors: Dirk Nowitzki wants Dallas Mavericks to sign a ‘great player’ or ‘a bunch of good players’


Dallas Mavericks’ forward Dirk Nowitzki remains committed to the Dallas Mavericks and he hopes the Mavericks remain committed to attempting to sign a superstar.

If they can’t do that, he’d like to see the team sign “a bunch of good players.”

 “Well, I think we still have to prove it. That’s the question,” Nowitzki told David Alridge of NBA.com. ” It’s another big summer for us. We won the ‘ship in ’11, and then the lockout came, and we had to make some business decisions. We couldn’t keep some of our warriors we won the championship with, and we had to make some tough decisions for our team, and for our fans. We moved on, and we tried to get some big free agents. Didn’t work out, and that’s part of the business. What you try to do is steady the ship and keep getting better. If it’s not going to be another superstar this summer, then another couple of good players, like we did last year. That whole eight one-year deal [concept] didn’t work, so that’s why we went in a different direction. We brought in the steady backcourt duo in Monta [and Calderon]. They’re going to be here a while. So if you can’t get a superstar player, you try to get a bunch of good players, and they like playing with each other, and you go from there.”

Nowitzki has put together another excellent season. The future Hall-of Famer is averaging 21.4 points, 6.1 rebounds and 2.7 assists per game.

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