If you asked me before the season if Dirk Nowitzki could win another MVP, I would have said no way. After 16 games, I’m saying that Dirk is a legit NBA MVP candidate for the 2010-11 season. The Dallas Mavericks are 12-4 and are playing some of the best basketball in the NBA.
Dirk Nowitzki is averaging 26.1 points per game and 8.2 rebounds per game for the Mavs. Dirk has been clutch thus far.
Whenever the Mavs need a bucket, Dirk always provides. Against Kevin Durant and the OKC Thunder, Dirk had 34 points. Against the Spurs, Dirk had 26. Against the struggling Miami Heat and Lebron James, Dirk had 22 points.
Dirk Nowitzki and the Mavs have had impressive wins against the New Orleans Hornets, OKC Thunder, San Antonio Spurs, Atlanta Hawks, Boston Celtics and the Miami Heat.
Looking at the short list of NBA MVP candidates and what they mean to their teams, there is not a more valuable player right now than Dirk Nowitzki.
The Mavs take on the Houston Rockets tonight. Look for Tyson Chandler to have another big game and look for the Mavs to improve to 13-4. I’ll be at the game tonight sitting in the first row behind the Mavs bench. Be on the lookout for exclusive Mavs videos and pics after the game and make sure to follow @ryan3mendez on twitter.