Dallas Mavericks power forward and superstar Dirk Nowitzki is headed towards free agency, but he is committed to remaining with the team and pursuing another run at a title. Nowitzki said he’d begin discussing it with owner Mark Cuban soon.
“I still think I’m going to play a couple more years at a high level. And we’ll just have to wait and see, meet with Mark a bunch,” Nowitzki said, via the Dallas Morning News. “I’m not going anywhere for a while. So we’ll figure some stuff out the next couple weeks.”
Nowitzki suggested he’d be willing to take a smaller deal to give the Mavericks flexibility in free agency to bring in players to help them compete for a championship. In doing so though he took a shot at Los Angeles Lakers superstar Kobe Bryant and his mammoth two-year $48 million extension.
“We want to get better as a team,” Nowitzki said. “And I’m pretty sure I’m not going to sign Kobe’s deal – unfortunately.
“We’ll find a good way where I feel respected for what I did and we still have enough money left for us to get great players in here. Cubes has been great to me and been loyal to me for a long, long time. I’m sure we’re going to find a great solution for everybody.”
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