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Dallas Mavericks: How Dirk Nowitzki can help the Mavs next season

Dallas Mavericks Luka Doncic Dirk Nowitzki Copyright 2019 NBAE (Photo by Glenn James/NBAE via Getty Images)
Dallas Mavericks Luka Doncic Dirk Nowitzki Copyright 2019 NBAE (Photo by Glenn James/NBAE via Getty Images) /

Dallas Mavericks legend Dirk Nowitzki is retired, but he can still help the organization in a plethora of ways during the 2019-2020 season.

Dallas Mavericks future first-ball Hall of Famer Dirk Nowitzki is without a doubt the greatest Maverick of all-time. His contributions to the franchise are second to none and have left a lasting impression on the city of Dallas. There is no argument to be to the contrary.

Dirk now finds himself faced with the daunting task of being more than just a player.

Although Nowitzki has talked about enjoying retirement, he now has to continue his legacy through the younger players on the team and helping the future of the Dallas Mavericks.

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Mentoring a Unicorn

Kristaps Porzingis is a fantastic talent. While the 23-year-old has proven to have the tools to be successful, this would be a great opportunity for Dirk to be to Porzingis, what Holger Geschwindner is to Dirk. Kristaps will need a mentor who could not only help his game but improve his mentality.

Nowitzki can also show him the ropes of being a leader in the locker room. The Mavs just agreed to a five-year max contract with KP to be a face of the Mavs. Dirk and all his years of experience could help Kristaps Porzingis tremendously.

Helping the Wonder Kid

Luka Doncic had a phenomenal rookie season and ended up winning Rookie of the Year in a landslide. The 20-year-old has already accomplished more than a lot of veterans in the NBA.

Luka has already established himself as a superstar in one year. Dirk could step in and show Doncic that there is more to the game. He can help him continue to build his brand, get him involved in the community, and develop his game as well.

The Next German

Maxi Kleber may not be “The Next Dirk” but he could take a lot of the tools and knowledge from Nowitzki to help improve his game. The Mavericks just agreed to a new four-year deal with Kleber.

Although a bit on the older side at 27, he has shown flashes of being a solid role player. The Mavs believe they have a unique talent in Kleber, but help from to Dirk to improve his jumper could do wonders.

The Mavericks’ Main Man

Dirk Nowitzki would be stellar as a mentor for these players and others on the team, but it doesn’t just stop there.

Nowitzki will be an important factor as he transitions into a front office role that fans are all certain Mark Cuban has already set aside for him. Dirk would be fantastic as an ambassador for the Mavericks. How great would it be as a free agent to sit and chat with Dirk about the wonderful things Dallas has to offer?

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There is no stop to what Dirk could do for the Dallas Mavericks as he plays from the office instead of the court. Who knows what else he’ll contribute. Either way, it’ll be interesting to see what is in store for the Mavs GOAT.