May 2, 2014; Dallas, TX, USA; Dallas Mavericks forward Dirk Nowitzki (41) reacts as San Antonio Spurs forward Tim Duncan (21) looks on in game six of the first round of the 2014 NBA Playoffs at American Airlines Center. Dallas won 113-111. Mandatory Credit: Kevin Jairaj-USA TODAY Sports

NBA Rumors: Dirk Nowitzki to take a discount to stay with Dallas Mavericks?

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Dallas Mavericks’ forward Dirk Nowitzki has been with the Dallas Mavericks since they pulled a deal to acquire him from the Milwaukee Bucks on the day he was drafted back in 1998.

Throughout the year, Nowitzki has won an MVP Award and led the Mavericks to an NBA title. That’s why Nowitzki is not expected to even consider leaving the Mavericks when he becomes a free agent this summer.

In fact, Eric Pincus of Basketball Insiders believe Nowitzki will indeed take a discount to remain with the only team he’s ever known, the Dallas Mavericks.

Dirk Nowitzki gives the Dallas Mavericks a discount to stay

Nowitzki has had a long, positive relationship with the Mavericks.  He’s also likely to stay, but at a discount so Dallas can add additional talent around him.

A contract starting at $12 million (perhaps for two or three season) would put the Mavericks in a strong position.

Nowitzki averaged 21.7 points, 6.2 rebounds and 2.7 assists per game this season. 

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