Kidd says Dirk 'is not going anywhere'

DALLAS (AP) - Jason Kidd wouldn't be surprised if Dirk Nowitzki opts out of his contract and becomes a free agent.

Kidd says Nowitzki knows how much the Dallas Mavericks love him. But getting wined and dined by other teams would let Nowitzki find out how many other teams hold him in high esteem.

Still, Kidd said, "we all feel he is not going anywhere."

Nowitzki has until Wednesday to tear up the last year on his contract. Doing so would enable him to sign with Dallas for one year longer than if he simply signed an extension.

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