New Contract Deal For Dirk Nowitzki Could Make Him A Maverick For Life | KERA News

New Contract Deal For Dirk Nowitzki Could Make Him A Maverick For Life

Jul 5, 2016

By the time the dust settles on Dirk Nowitzki’s career, he could be a Dallas Maverick for almost half his life.

Reports say the Mavericks and the 38-year-old Nowitzki have reached an agreement on a two-year contract that could get the star forward to 20 seasons in North Texas.

The agreement would be worth roughly $20 million per season with a player option in the second year, the person told The Associated Press on Tuesday. The source spoke on condition of anonymity because contracts can't be signed until late Wednesday night.

The Mavericks have also agreed to a two-year, $6 million contract with free agent guard Seth Curry, the younger brother of two-time MVP Stephen Curry. That’s after coming to terms with a contract with a four-year $94 million contract with Harrison Barnes, and trading for Andrew Bogut, who both played for the Golden State Warriors last year.

Nowitzki will get a significant raise two years after signing a team-friendly deal at roughly $8 million per season to help the Mavericks in free agency.