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Dirk Nowitzki & Mavericks Agree on Two-Year, $40 Million Deal

Apr 13, 2016; Dallas, TX, USA; Dallas Mavericks forward Dirk Nowitzki (41) looks to set the play against the San Antonio Spurs during the first quarter at the American Airlines Center. Mandatory Credit: Jerome Miron-USA TODAY Sports
Apr 13, 2016; Dallas, TX, USA; Dallas Mavericks forward Dirk Nowitzki (41) looks to set the play against the San Antonio Spurs during the first quarter at the American Airlines Center. Mandatory Credit: Jerome Miron-USA TODAY Sports /
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Dirk Nowitzki and the Dallas Mavericks have agreed on a two-year 40-million deal per ESPN’s Marc Stein.

After the early days of free agency were filled with uncertainty and despair for Mavs fans, Nowitzki’s return for two more years now assures that he will finish his career in Dallas.

Nowitzki signed a three-year 25-million deal two summer’s ago, a steep discount considering the market rate and that the front office failed to land the big fish that Nowitzki gave up so much money for.

This time, Dirk is getting paid.

After opting out of his deal shortly before free agency started, rumblings around the team suggested that Dirk was not happy with taking another extensive discount and he hasn’t this time, but around 20-million per year is still less than the maximum 31-million contract that he could have gotten from the Mavericks.

With Nowitzki returning and Andrew Bogut and Harrison Barnes also in the fold, the team can now realistically fight for a lower playoff spot.

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