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Report: Mavs finalizing 1-year, $5 million deal with talisman Dirk Nowitzki

Free agent forward Dirk Nowitzki has agreed to a one-year, $5 million deal with the Dallas Mavericks, according to Shams Charania of Yahoo Sports.

This deal comes at the heels of an agreement between Yogi Ferrell and the Mavs for a two-year, $5.3 million deal, allowing the team to retain its backcourt depth.

Nowitzki has had every intention to remain with the Mavericks, even helping them by adjusting the finances of his own contracts to allow them to have enough room to sign other players during the past few seasons — an ultimate penchant to his commitment to the organization.

The German international notably missed the last few games of the regular season to undergo a cleanup procedure in his ankle, hoping to have ample time for a full recovery and tackle his farewell season completely healthy.

This time around, Dallas boasts an improved roster with DeAndre Jordan at center and Slovenian star Luka Doncic as an exciting prospect — setting the stage for the ultimate passing of the baton from one great international to another.

Doncic will need to iron out contract buyout stipulations with Real Madrid before he can join the Mavericks full-time and sign his rookie contract, limited to only watching the Summer League without the right to compete due to his other professional commitments.