Dirk Nowitzki is the NBA’s second most efficient offensive player

At age 37, Dirk Nowitzki has been incredible to start the 2015-16 season.
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Dirk Nowitzki is 37 years old and is supposed to be slowly fading out of the spotlight.

Instead, the opposite has happened.

Nowitzki is somehow defying father time and is getting better with age. As a result, the Dallas Mavericks have been one of the surprise teams this season and Nowitzki looks like a shoe-in for another All-Star appearance.

Tom Ley at Deadspin revealed just how dominant Nowitzki has been offensively this season:

“Dirk is scoring 17 points per game while shooting 50 percent from the floor and 43 percent from behind the arc. He’s only ever shot over 50 percent twice before in his career, and his percentage from deep has never been as high as it is right now. Per Synergy Sports, Nowitzki’s scoring 1.14 points per possession, putting him behind only Steph Curry in terms of offensive efficiency. Let me repeat that: Dirk Nowitzki is 37 years old, and the only player in the NBA who is currently outproducing him on offense is the guy who is literally breaking the game.”

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