Apr 30, 2014; San Antonio, TX, USA; Dallas Mavericks forward Dirk Nowitzki (41) reacts against the San Antonio Spurs in game five of the first round of the 2014 NBA Playoffs at AT&T Center. Mandatory Credit: Brendan Maloney-USA TODAY Sports

Dirk Nowitzki, Dallas Mavericks agree to three-year deal

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In terms of free agency, the 2014 offseason has been looked forward to for some time.

With the Miami Heat’s big three of forward LeBron James, guard Dwyane Wade and big man Chris Bosh, New York Knicks’ forward Carmelo Anthony, Los Angeles Lakers’ big man Pau Gasol, Cleveland Cavaliers’ forward Luol Deng and Indiana Pacers all unrestricted free agents and Detroit Pistons’ big man Greg Monroe, Utah Jazz swingman Gordon Hayward and Houston Rockets’ forward Chandler Parsons all set to be restricted free agents, it could be one of the best free agent classes of all time.

However, one of the top free agents on the board, Dallas Mavericks’ forward Dirk Nowitzki has not been discussed much.

That’s because Nowitzki never planned on leaving Dallas.

According to Marc Stein of ESPN.com, Nowitzki and the Mavericks have agreed to a three-year deal worth approximately $30 million.

Now that a deal is done, the Mavericks can completely shift their focus to getting deals done with the likes of Deng and Washington Wizards’ swingman Trevor Ariza.

Nowitzki averaged 21.7 points, 6.2 rebounds and 2.7 rebounds per game last season while shooting 49.7% from the floor, 39.8% from beyond the arc and 89.9% from the free throw line. In his career, he has averaged 22.5 points, 8.1 rebounds and 2.6 assists per game and shot 47.6% from the field, 38.3% from three and 87.9% from the charity stripe.

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