Mavericks’ Dirk Nowitzki confirms he’ll be back for 20th season August 1, 2017July 11, 2017 admin Leave a comment The Lakers have always had a superstar, Johnson told AM 570 LA Sports with Roggin and Rodney. That is what we are going to try to bring in here. And who might that superstar be? Johnson pretty much admitted he’ll be going after Paul George on Jimmy Kimmel Live! when he was asked what he would do if he saw George on vacation. No, we gonna say ‘hi’ because we know each other, Johnson said. You just can’t say, ‘Hey, I want you to come to the Lakers,’ even though I’ll be wink winking like, ‘you know what that means right?’ A day after his 19th NBA season ended, the Mavericks’ Dirk Nowitzki put a quick end to speculation over whether there would be a 20th. I’m definitely playing next season, he told reporters. At the end of the day, I can’t imagine myself in another uniform, he said (via The Dallas Morning News). Nowitzki, 38, is coming off a Mavs season torpedoed by a 4-17 start in which they missed the playoffs for only the second time in 17 seasons. In an injury-marred campaign in which he played only 54 games, Nowitzki averaged 14.2 points per game, his lowest average since his rookie year in 1998-99. His career totals: 1,394 games (1,363 starts), 30,260 points, 10,894 rebounds, 3,496 assists, 1,218 blocks and 1,158 steals.