If we assume Nowitzki would not have opted out of the max deal early, his next contract would have come in 2014 and he would have been eligible for a five-year, $239 million max contract through the 2018-19 season. Instead, Nowitzki signed a three-year, $25 million contract in 2014, a one-year $25 million deal in 2016, and the latest contract that runs through 2018-19. Those two max contracts would have pushed Nowitzki’s career earnings to $446 million by the end of the 2018-19 season, $194 million more than his actual career earnings ($252 million).
July 20, 2017 | 2:24 pm EDT Update
Brad Turner: Lakers indeed are meeting with Derrick Rose today in LA, per source. Lakers looking for backup point guard to play behind Lonzo Ball.