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Dirk Nowitzki plans to sign another contract

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07:53 AM ET 02.25 | As he said in Germany during the Mavericks' preseason European trip, Dirk Nowitzki still plans to sign another contract after his current deal expires after the 2013-14 season. Not that there weren't some antsy moments for him when he was struggling earlier this season. "I had some doubts here when I came back," Nowitzki said. "It took so long. Is it ever going to come back? It was a tough stretch for me coming back from the surgery. But the way I feel now, I still think I can play a couple of years. I've got this year and next year under contract, so I'll be 36 and for sure play a couple of more years." Nowitzki even mentioned the possibility of becoming a 40-year-old role player.

Dallas Morning News

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February 25, 2013  08:55 AM ET

who doesn't wanna make money?

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February 25, 2013  09:42 AM ET

Dirk will resign for a modest 3 year 36 mill deal, something close to that. Cuban and the Mav's probably will need to give Mayo more money. Then Cuban will of course go after Howard, Jefferson, Josh Smith and or Milsap.

February 25, 2013  10:07 AM ET
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Let's see if cubes overpays a 40 year old dirk or he let's him walk to stay under the cap

He should amnesty him after all. lol

February 25, 2013  10:11 AM ET
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Kobe has 3-4 more years in him. I don't think he will walk away as what some Kobe fanatics believe.

Most great players go out looking horribly. Pride and ego won't allow them to leave like Jim Brown, Barry Sanders, or Marvin Hagler.

February 25, 2013  10:12 AM ET
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Agreed. The guy is still a beast at the top of his game. Both guys are. Keep going and show the young kids how to be professionals.

They'll play until they look like trash, like most great players do.

February 25, 2013  10:13 AM ET
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Especially w/ the way he changed his game to make his team play better, he has become more efficient which will make him play longer. He is finally figuring out that he could be a facilitator.

Adjustments are made over time.

February 25, 2013  10:13 AM ET

dirk was a great one but it's approaching time for him to think of life after the mavs. time for the mavs to do the same.

February 25, 2013  10:14 AM ET

Never Leave Money On The Table, Bro.

February 25, 2013  10:15 AM ET
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Most great players go out looking horribly. Pride and ego won't allow them to leave like Jim Brown, Barry Sanders, or Marvin Hagler.

MJ left on top. Then he decide to return like a Wizard. Big mistake.
I think kobe maybe plays one additional year. It will depends a lot on how LA will be playing by end of next season IMO.

 
February 25, 2013  10:33 AM ET
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MJ left on top. Then he decide to return like a Wizard. Big mistake. I think kobe maybe plays one additional year. It will depends a lot on how LA will be playing by end of next season IMO.

Jordan is like the rest. Only Brown, Sanders, and Hagler left and stayed away without looking like trash. Jordan returned and was a shell.

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