Nowitzki could play beyond next season

Mavs superstar Dirk Nowitzki has not closed the door on possibly playing at least two more seasons
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Dallas Mavericks

Mavericks re-sign Dirk Nowitzki for bargain $5 million a year

By David Humphrey

dchumphrey@star-telegram.com

July 06, 2017 01:58 PM

The Dallas Mavericks have made a big move in free agency.

And the player involved is already in Dallas.

Superstar forward Dirk Nowitzki re-signed with Mavericks, the team announced Thursday night. The two-year deal is reportedly worth approximately $10 million.

To no one’s surprise, various reports surfaced last month that the Mavericks would decline their $25 million team option for next season in Nowitzki’s contract and were working on a new deal.

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The Mavericks are also working to re-sign restricted free agent center Nerlens Noel, who became a restricted free agent on July 1.

The Mavericks went into free agency looking to solidify their current roster before adding other players.

Nowitzki, who turned 39 on June 19 and is preparing for his 20th season — all with the Mavericks, passed the 30,000-point milestone during the regular season, just the sixth player in NBA history to reach that mark, and was Finals MVP when the team won its only NBA title in 2011.