Mavs re-sign Dirk Nowitzki
July 19, 2010
DALLAS – The ink is dry on a new contract between the Dallas Mavericks and their nine-time All-Star forward, Dirk Nowitzki (noh-VIHT’-skee).
The Mavericks announced the signing in a statement issued Monday. Team officials released no terms of the deal. However, a person familiar with the negotiations had told The Associated Press when the agreement was reached earlier this month that the deal is for more than $80 million over four years, with a no-trade clause.
The 12-year NBA veteran has averaged 22.9 points, 8.5 rebounds, 2.7 assists, one block and 36.7 minutes in 920 career games.
At 32, Nowitzki had opted out of the final year of his contract to become an unrestricted free agent for the first time, but he didn’t talk seriously with any other teams.