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Dirk Nowitzki
Dirk Nowitzki
Position: F
Born: 06/19/78
Height: 7-0 / 2.13
Weight:244 lbs. / 111.1 kg.
Salary: $8,333,333

DIrk Nowitzki to opt out of his contract

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Tim MacMahon: Dirk Nowitzki said that he will opt out of the final season of his contract, a change from his previous statements. “We had one more year on the contract, but I think this is the right thing to do,” Nowitzki said on 1310 The Ticket in Dallas. “We’re going to sit with Mark and Donnie obviously over the next few weeks and figure out how to improve this franchise again. Ever since after the championship, we’ve been basically a first-round exit. We’ve been a seven, eight seed. We’ve only won a few playoff games, and obviously the goal was to compete at the highest level in my last couple of years, so there is some moving to do, some thinking, some putting our heads together the next few weeks heading into free agency, heading into the draft. So this is just one move that hopefully starts a chain reaction for us to get better again, to compete really at a high level. We’ll see how it goes.”
This rumor is part of a storyline: 11 more rumors
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The first domino the Mavs would like to fall as they regroup and bid to go further than the first round of the playoffs for the first time since 2011 is re-signing superstar forward Dirk Nowitzki. Nowitzki plans to opt out of the last year of his current contract, which would pay him $8.7 million next season. And his new contract will probably be a two-year deal with a player option for the second year. “There is not a player that I’ve been around that has his kind of winning software,”said Donnie Nelson, the team’s president of basketball operations. “He’s our Roger [Staubach], our Troy [Aikman], our Mike Modano, Nolan Ryan. That’s who he is, so he deserves the courtesy of the first sit-down.”
Storyline: Dirk Nowitzki Free Agency
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With Dirk Nowitzki still playing at an elite level, Zaza Pachulia wondered why no marquee free agents have chosen Dallas. “It’s my first year for me being here so I don’t exactly know what happened previously,” Pachulia said. “But the one thing, whoever will come here and play for this team and this organization would love it. Very few percentage of the players – very few – wouldn’t like it. The city, the fans, the organization, the personality and the heart. This team is all about winning. So if you are a winner definitely this is the place to be.”