Dirk Nowitzki interested in multi-year extension with Mavs
Although he’s recently opted out of his contract with the Dallas Mavericks, Dirk Nowitzki says he isn’t going anywhere. In a recent interview with Eddie Sefko of the Dallas Morning News, Nowitzki said that he’s still interested in playing for the Mavs for the next few seasons.
“Since I felt great, played decent, I might opt out and sign a two- or three-year deal. That’s (probably) the plan for now.”
This past season, the 37-year-old German power forward averaged 18.3 points and 6.5 rebounds as the No. 1 option for the Mavericks – and that could be considered a down year for the superstar. In the playoffs, Nowitzki added 24-point and 27-point performances, showing that he can remain the lethal scoring threat he has been in years past.
Nowitzki recently turned down a $8.7-million option for next season, hinting that he would most-likely look for a raise given the rising salary cap. However, given the generosity he’s shown Dallas over the years, it’s possible that Nowitzki would take a pay cut in order to help free up cap room for the Mavericks to use on other players.
If Nowitzki were to sign a 3-year deal with Dallas, the Mavericks would have him until the age of 40.
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