Recently, Dirk Nowitzki expressed frustration with the front office and put it out there that maybe they should trade him to help with rebuilding. Nowitzki wasn't "asking" for a trade, but he certainly did put the thought out there.
It's hard to imagine Nowitzki in another jersey, but where would be a good spot for him and what type of pieces could Dallas get back?
They give Dallas Millsap (1 year left on his contract) and the #13 pick (they still have the #25) for Nowitzki. Add offense, make the playoffs.
He would have to go to a contending team or a team that is on a cusp of becoming one, since his career is somewhat closing. A team like Milwaukee could use him, and would be a good frontcourt mate with Larry Sanders (who is emerging as a defensive stud). Milwaukee truly lacks an offensive post player and Dirk could provide that, and Milwaukee has the young pieces to pull off such trade.
Houston is also another team that would become contenders if Dirk was acquired, and have young pieces to pull off a trade.
Funny that you brought up the Bucks. That's the same team that drafted Dirk.
Trade him to the T Wolves for Kevin Love & some draft picks.. ..Dirk would feel right at home with those other Europeans.......
I like the thought of Dirk in Houston, but I don't know how it'd work salary wise and I can't see Mark Cuban trading Dirk to a team in Dallas' division.
I haven't looked at any salary info and I doubt they have the pieces to pull it off, but I like the idea of Dirk in Chicago too.
Cuban said in the past he wants Dirk to retire a Maverick....And people in Dallas say Cuban is still upset Kidd reneged on the deal they had,he felt he has always tried to treat his players fairly...
So he might be willing to part ways with Dirk if thats what he really wants...But Dirk is frustrated becuz of the injuries he's dealing with this season,along with the team losing....
I don't how it would work money wise or trades, but if Dirk could play next to Tim Duncan that would be the most devastating contrast in skilled big-man combo.
Dallas has a TON of cap space this summer. I doubt that they'll trade Dirk.
(whisper it) good fit next to Howard in LA...?
Dirk won't go nowhere. He will be a Mav forever and as long as Cuban owns this team he won't trade him.
I have to admit that Dirk in Okc or Houston would be very interesting but I tell you this won't happen.
Who else would you like to build this team around if Dirk leaves?
Let's see what this team is made of come trading deadline. I'm sure Cuban is willing to trade everyone except Dirk to improve dramatically in the summer. I'm sure they would be takers of big contracts if free agency won't work (CP3, Dwight) what is highly unlikely.
I'm almost sure Cuban will make big moves if / when the team won't make the Playoffs and I'm very sure Cuban will go for big names and or contracts like Brooklyn did if he can build a decent team. I can see Cuban spending on Big Al or J-Smooth and a sign and trade maybe. The Mavs have always been kind of innovative with that.
First time he's not winning and his team is not stacked and he's already asking for a trade. smh.
A lil something like this. Rockets - Dallas
If the Rockets would trade Asik for Dirk they would become the softest front court ever. They would get killed on the boards and in the paint more than they already do. Scoring isn't really a problem in Houston so it doesn't make sense for them to bring in Dirk.
The OP already said he's not asking for a trade... Did you even read or hear what Dirk ACTUALLY said?
The guy just wants to win or at least have a plan geared to doing so. Which I think is completely understandable after doing what he's done at Dallas since he got there.
Dallas is closing out the toughest stretch of their season, and it was a stretch where Dirk has really never been in his typical form. It is tough having to live through it, especially when the frustrated guy is coming off an injury where he was out a month longer than expected and is on a team in a hole he probably didn't expect them to be in. If after a diet of Sacramento, Phoenix, Portland, and Orlando he is taking this tone, then maybe it is serious. Right now, it is more just emotion.
@A Lil English
And did *YOU* actually read what I wrote? It's right there clear as day what I wrote about him not actually asking for a trade.
I'm just expanding on the story on ESPN (http://espn.go.com/dallas/nba/story/_/id/8819298/dirk-nowitzki-questions...) and asking what places would be a good fit IF he actually did ask for a trade.
My comment was aimed at "A Sh!tty Mock", my bad.
"The only reason I would leave -- or would have left -- is if we wouldn't have won the championship, and I would have been like a Karl Malone and [Gary] Payton going to join Kobe and Shaq in L.A. like they did at the end, but now I've got a ring and obviously want to finish my career here. But I also want to be competitive."