In perhaps the least shocking development of this year’s Free Agency Extravaganza, Dirk Nowitzki has resigned with the Dallas Mavericks
Dirk Nowitzki and Mavericks owner Mark Cuban verbally agreed to a four-year contract on Saturday, paying Dirk a guaranteed $80 million.
Dirk was eligible to make $96 million over the same term, but took less to give Dallas extra financial wiggle-room. This explains why he hadn’t been heard from in the past few days, and it’s a rare example of a star player sacrificing cash to help his franchise. Mavericks fans rejoice — the deal should keep Dirk in Dallas through the 2013-14 season.