May 4, 2014; San Antonio, TX, USA; Dallas Mavericks forward Dirk Nowitzki (41) reacts against the San Antonio Spurs in game seven of the first round of the 2014 NBA Playoffs at AT&T Center. Mandatory Credit: Brendan Maloney-USA TODAY Sports

NBA Rumors: Dirk Nowitzki not expected to leave Dallas Mavericks

The NBA offseason is upon all but two teams and the quest to get better for next season is well under way in all front offices, even the ones located in Miami and San Antonio. Bu while the Spurs are fighting for a title, the Dallas Mavericks are sitting in Texas wondering what they can do to make sure it’s them fighting for a title in 2014-15.

One way for the Mavericks to get better, or at least ensure they don’t get worse, is to make sure Dirk Nowitzki is back next season to lead the team.

According to Eddie Sefko of SportsDayDFW, despite rumors to the contrary it seems as though Dirk Nowitzki is going to be staying in Dallas to play for the Mavericks next season.

“Obviously, Dirk’s not going anywhere,” president of basketball operations Donnie Nelson said. “He’s built this franchise. He’s been with us from day one. Certainly, there’s negotiations to take place, but he loves this city and he wants to call it his home. We certainly reciprocate those feelings, so our hope is we’ll get something done that’s not only in Dirk’s best [interests] but also affects the flexibility of the future of the Mavericks.”

We’ve been hearing all year about how Dirk is likely to sign year-by-year extensions to see where his health is and where his drive for the game is. But recent rumors have suggested that other teams may offer him more money to leave the only team he’s ever known and become a sort of missing puzzle piece that other championship hopefuls are looking for .

There’s no guarantee that Dirk is going to be come back in 2014-15 to the Mavericks but it’s sounding like he’ll end up retiring before he jumps ship on Mark Cuban. The Mavericks have been Dirk’s team since the 90s and that doesn’t look to be changing anytime soon.

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