Apr 23, 2014; San Antonio, TX, USA; Dallas Mavericks player Dirk Nowitzki (41) reacts after a shot against the San Antonio Spurs in game two during the first round of the 2014 NBA Playoffs at AT&T Center. The Mavericks won 113-92. Mandatory Credit: Soobum Im-USA TODAY Sports

Dirk Nowitzki contract talks on hold until Mavericks meet with Carmelo Anthony

Dirk Nowitzki is looking to get paid big time by the Dallas Mavericks in his final contract of his legendary NBA career. While he may not be looking for a Kobe Bryant contract, he is certainly hoping for plenty of zeros before he signs on the dotted line.

Dirk will have to wait to discuss his new contract, however, until the team meets with free agent Carmelo Anthony on Wednesday:

Obviously Dirk would love to join forces with Melo for his last few seasons in the NBA as they would immediately become title contenders, but that would come at a price in his contract.

Apparently, that is no matter for Dirk, as he will be the centerpiece in recruiting Melo on Wednesday:

This is not to say that Dirk and the Mavs are far off from a new contract, as they have a ballpark estimate in place:

Waiting to sign Dirk will allow the Mavericks flexibility in possibly signing Melo or other marquee free agents. At the end of the day, it seems Dirk wants to win for less money than lose while getting paid a lot.

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