Dirk joins free agent frenzy

Add Dirk Nowitzki to the bumper crop of talented free agents.
A person familiar with the decision tells The Associated Press
that Nowitzki has notified the Dallas Mavericks he is opting out of
the final year and $21.5 million on his existing contract. The
person spoke on condition of anonymity because the team wasn't
planning to announce Nowitzki's decision.
Mavericks president Donnie Nelson already has booked a flight
that will have him overseas at 12:01 a.m. ET on Thursday - or, 6:01
a.m. in Germany. He wants to be there when the free agency signing
window opens to show how sincere the team is about keeping its
all-time leading scorer and rebounder.

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  • by Ralph Location: Denison on Jul 1, 2010 at 09:27 PM
    I believe Dirk is a great player. The question must be is whether or not it is worth it to give him a 6 yr contract at 25 million or so per year, guaranteed. The Mavs could get to the point where they are true contenders for a championship. However, in three years Dirk won't be the player he is now, and consequently even two years of modest upgrading at other positions won't make any differnce. If the Mavs really want a Championship, and they re-sign Dirk they need to also make a big free agent acquisition NOW! Without making that big move, in a few years Dirk will just end up being an overpaid star in decline on 40 win team.
  • by Christina on Jun 30, 2010 at 05:48 PM
    Dirk flew back in so Nelson doesn't have to go anywhere, and no one said Dirk was leaving. It seems he is trying to get a better contract.
  • by Anonymous on Jun 30, 2010 at 11:03 AM
    Showboating? Really? Get a ticket and watch the game. Hard to win with the supporting cast. Guess now Dampier can show his stuff, huh?
  • by mavs fan Location: texas on Jun 30, 2010 at 08:34 AM
    adios dirk - now maybe dallas can win a world championship without you showboating--hey mark take what you can get for him and sign us some players who want to win
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