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Dirk Nowitzki is in no hurry to make decision on possible retirement

Dirk Nowitzki, Mavs

Everyone is pretty much assuming that Dallas Mavericks legend Dirk Nowitzki will retire at the end of this season, with even Mavericks owner Mark Cuban himself recently saying that he feels like this is it for him.

However, Nowitzki has not yet made any announcements, and the 40-year-old says that he is not going to until later on:

“I haven’t announced that this is going to be it,” said Nowitzki, according to Jonathan Feigen of The Houston Chronicle. “I want to see how my body feels the last couple of weeks. If I get to see any improvement, if it’s still fun, and I guess we’re going to make that decision later.”

Nowitzki will be competing in the Three-Point Contest at NBA All-Star Weekend on Saturday night, and on Sunday, Nowitzki will play in the All-Star Game after being chosen as a special addition to the event by Adam Silver.

Dirk is soaking it all in:

“I’m getting old. This doesn’t get old,” he said. “This is great to be here. Just enjoying the stage one more time. For sure my last, obviously, at an All-Star. So it’s been fun. Having some family in town. Having some friends in town. Enjoying some of the festivities.”

Of course, if Nowitzki’s production over the first few months of the 2018-19 campaign are any indication, this will be likely be his last season in the NBA.

In 26 games this year, Nowitzki is averaging just 4.7 points over 11 minutes per game while shooting 35.5 percent from the floor and 30.9 percent from three-point range.