Dirk Nowitzki & Mavericks Come to Terms On New 4 Year, $80 Million Deal | BlackSportsOnline

Dirk Nowitzki & Mavericks Come to Terms On New 4 Year, $80 Million Deal

by Robert Littal | Posted on Saturday, July 3rd, 2010
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Nowitzki, in a very selfless move, actually took less than the maximum $96 million he could have received from the Mavericks to make sure the Mavs could add some additional pieces for another championship run.

Dirk was able to secure a no trade clause, meaning along he and Kobe Bryant are currently the only players to have full veto power over any proposed trade that involves them.

Here are the details from ESPN.com:

Sources close to the situation told ESPN.com that Nowitzki and Mavericks owner Mark Cuban have reached terms on a new four-year contract after a series of wrap-up meetings that consumed much of the day.

The deal, sources said, is worth at least $80 million and includes a no-trade clause, with Nowitzki making good on a longstanding offer to Cuban to take less than the maximum $96.2 million he could have received over the next four seasons in exchange for assurances that the Mavericks will use that financial flexibility to ramp up their efforts to acquire a top-tier sidekick.

The question now becomes who can the Mavericks entice to come to Big D?  After LeBron and Wade make a decision, a lot of 2nd tier free agents will be looking for a home and Dallas is an attractive option.

Stay tuned.

The Summer of LeBron continues.

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  1. rcdjcbk says:

    i expected nothing else,i don't think any other team would have offer him what he wanted any way ,so its best he stayed in d.now i just hope the mav have enough left to get him help.

    • Tate says:

      Funny I guess they had enough to add to Dirk there walking away with rings while the Heat or just walking.

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