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Nowitzki’s $14 million-a-year pay cut in record territory

If they had their way, the Dallas Mavericks probably wish they had 15 players who view money the way Dirk Nowitzki does. Nowitzki’s $14.73 million salary cut — from the $22.7 million he earned last season to $7.97 million — is one of the largest one-year reductions in NBA history. The largest happened when Shaquille O’Neal went from earning $20 million with Cleveland in...
Via Pro Sports Daily
3 days ago  |  Discuss

Dirk playing past 40? Mavs president thinks so

LAS VEGAS -- Dirk Nowitzki shocked a lot of folks by agreeing to a three-year contract with the Dallas Mavericks for a modest (by NBA superstar standards) $25 million. Don't be surprised if this isn't his last deal. By becoming the fourth highest-paid Maverick for the upcoming season, Nowitzki gave Mark Cuban the necessary salary wiggle room to land restricted free agent...
Via Fox Sports Southwest
4 days ago  |  Discuss

Dallas Mavericks: The Incredible Value of Dirk Nowitzki’s Contract

Dallas Mavericks: The Incredible Value of Dirk Nowitzki’s Contract By Jennifer Fazioli: Lead Writer At Hoopstuff… When the final numbers on Dirk Nowitzki’s new deal with the Dallas Mavericks were announced yesterday they were far lower than anyone could have predicted. Hell I’m not sure the deal even qualifies as a hometown discount; Nowitzki might as well be paying the...
Via HoopStuff
5 days ago  |  Discuss

Lakers dispute report regarding max-level contract offer for Dirk Nowitzki

You should probably read this before you grab a pitchfork and head for Staples Center to express your disgust at the Los Angeles Lakers reportedly offering 36-year-old Dirk Nowitzki a max-level contract. Earlier on Tuesday, Marc Stein from ESPN reported that the Lakers and Houston Rockets offered Nowitzki a maximum salary deal, though the NBA champion ultimately decided to take less...
6 days ago  |  Discuss

Dirk Nowitzki Turned Down Max Deal From The Lakers

Chris Brown can never accuse Dirk Notwitzki of not being loyal. The Dallas Mavericks star and future Hall of Famer could have had his choice of rosters and contracts after becoming a free agent this summer. Instead, Nowitzki stood pat and rewarded Mark Cuban’s years of loyalty by re-signing with the Mavs.  Just how much did Nowitzki actually pass up on the open market? According...
Via Thacover2
6 days ago  |  Discuss

Lakers Rumors: Team offered Dirk Nowitzki a maximum salary deal

Well, this is interesting. According to Marc Stein from ESPN, both the Houston Rockets and Los Angeles Lakers made maximum salary contract offers to 36-year-old Dirk Nowitzki during this summer’s free agency period, though the German opted to sign a lower salary deal in order to stay with the Dallas Mavericks. While Nowitzki is coming off a revitalized season where he averaged 21...
6 days ago  |  Discuss

Report: Dirk Nowitzki Declined Max Offers From Lakers, Rockets To Re-Sign With Mavs

According to Marc Stein of ESPN, Dirk Nowitzki declined max offers from both the Lakers and Rockets to re-sign with the Mavericks on a 3-year, $25 million deal. Story going online now detailing how Rockets AND Lakers called w/max offers for Nowitzki, but he rebuffed all outside interest to stay w/DAL — Marc Stein (@ESPNSteinLine) July 15, 2014 The post Report: Dirk Nowitzki Declined...
Via Beyond The Buzzer
6 days ago  |  Discuss

Dirk Has Standing Max Offer From Team Other Than Mavericks

Dirk Nowitzki has agreed to re-sign with the Dallas Mavericks for 3 years and $30 million, although it has yet to become official. We all expected Dirk to return to Dallas, and no one really thought he would even test the market. Well, although Dirk has already come to terms on a new deal, he reportedly has another offer on the table. The Houston Rockets have a max contract standing...
Via Pass The Pill
12 days ago  |  Discuss

Dirk Nowitzki was loving Germany's World Cup win

While the Orlando Summer League continues, the 2014 World Cup in Brazil has reached the semifinal round and Germany faces off against Brazil today. In the first fifteen minutes of action, Germany got on the board first with a goal from Thomas Muller and native-German Dirk Nowitzki was pleased with the result. Check out his response on his official Twitter account to the goal: Jaaaaaa...
Via That NBA Lottery Pick
13 days ago  |  Discuss

Mavs bring back Dirk Nowitzki with three-year deal

There was never any doubt that star player Dirk Nowitzki would be playing for the Dallas Mavericks during the 2014-15 NBA season. On Thursday a new deal between the two sides was finalized. Nowitzki will get a three-year deal worth around $30 million. Such a deal saves the Mavericks some cap space as they continue to pursue pieces to place on the court around him. THIS JUST IN: Mavericks...
18 days ago  |  Discuss
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