Monday, May 24, 2010

The Un-Wanted 'Germ'

Word on the street is that Dallas Mavericks F/C Dirk Nowitzki will opt out of his contract and test the free agent waters this summer. Ehhhemm.......I repeat......Dirk Nowitzki WILL OPT OUT OF HIS CONTRACT THIS SUMMER. This isn't breaking news people, so why is this getting absolutely NO publicitity?
Hell, the guy has only been a 1st or 2nd All-NBA Team selection this whole decade. The only other two guys that can say that are Kobe Bryant and Tim Duncan. Besides his accolades, which rank top 5 in nearly every statistical offensive category, the guy is a winner. Since he took over the franchise in 1999, the team has won 50 games every season.
Even if he's not Lebron James (even though their resumes are identical) he's the next best available. But nobody is even giving it a second thought which floors me. Who couldn't use a 7'0 forward that can do merely everything on the offensive end? Can't think of anyone. But someone who could, would be the Bulls.
The Bulls to me are the best fit for Nowitzki and they need to give it great consideration. They have as strong of a core group as any, and have needed a low-post scorer since forever. Seriously. Nowitzki brings the uber-scorer mentality, and although his downside is defense, the guy standing next to him in the front-court, Joakim Noah, specializes in it.
This isn't just about the Bulls. This guy is an elite, top 5 player in the league. Names like Joe Johnson, Chris Bosh, Dwayne Wade, and Amare Stoudemire are well-deserving of the off-season hype, but 'The Germ' out of Dallas is probably sitting there saying, "What about me?" And I sure don't blame him.


  1. Hey Will,

    I love this article, but I think it would be good for you to cater to people that may not be too familiar with basketball by letting them what F/C stands for.

  2. Also, nice play on words with Germ. I had a slow moment at first, but I just got it!

  3. haha thanks. And thanks for the advice too I'll keep that in mind