The ink is dry on a new contract between the Dallas Mavericks and their nine-time All-Star forward, Dirk Nowitzki.
The Mavericks announced the signing in a statement issued
Monday. Team officials released no terms of the deal. However, a
person familiar with the negotiations had told The Associated Press
when the agreement was reached earlier this month that the deal is
for more than $80 million over four years, with a no-trade clause.
The 12-year NBA veteran has averaged 22.9 points, 8.5 rebounds,
2.7 assists, one block and 36.7 minutes in 920 career games.
At 32, Nowitzki had opted out of the final year of his contract
to become an unrestricted free agent for the first time, but he
didn't talk seriously with any other teams.