Dirk Nowitzki Signs With The Mavericks

In perhaps the least shocking development of this year’s Free Agency Extravaganza, Dirk Nowitzki has resigned with the Dallas Mavericks


From NBC Sports

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.