Dirk Nowitzki '10
Written by frosty812
Dirk is, in short, a slightly worse PD Porzingis. He has an exceptional release, and because of his height, the slow release is almost better. Makes it easier to time. I use him mainly as a post-player/wing decoy. In this, he performs amazingly, as he is either left open for the open 3 or can dish it to the open man on the cut. Good if you have a strong finishing guard.
Bought for: 29,000 MT
- 3pt: Obviously. His 3 point stats are in the 90's. He can hit from quite deep too thanks to his Limitless Range and even hits his Signature fade shots from deep. However, if timed incorrectly, he can be inconsistent. He is also affected severely by lockdown defenders (although will still hit often). Much more of an open shot from the stand, although he hits his fair share of difficult shots.
- Post Fades: 70% of the time it's a Green beam, honestly. For a game where the post is nigh-impossible, he plays it well.
- Decoy: He can pull the bigs out of the key. They give him no space in the corners, which makes it very easy to finish inside or dish out
- Rebounding: Not a HoF Rebounder but with his size, he grabs boards rather consistently.
- Speed: Probably his only weak point. He just FEELS slow. Unless he's shooting off the dribble, don't expect him to run the break.
Recommended Strategy: Post, Decoy, Shoot Deep.
Other Comments: Most of the time he'll be given space from deep-deep. If he's still under 2 and a half metres from the 3 point line, he can still hit it.
Use if: You want a Stretch Big without lacking in the post
Don't use if: You want speed.
Bottom Line: Amazing player, the budget Porzingis, almost.