Dirk Nowitzki opts out final year of his contract

Dirk Nowitzki opts out final year of his contract

DALLAS, TX - Dallas Maverick veteran Dirk Nowitzki has decided he will opt out of the final year of his contract but said he's not going anywhere.

Nowitzki broke the news on The Ticket radio show in Dallas Monday morning. He reiterated he is committed on being a Maverick for the rest of his career.

The 37-year-old, who was set to make 8.7 million next year, could possibly end up taking a lesser salary to make room for some bigger recruits to come in. It wouldn't be the first time Nowitzki opted to take less money to bring in others.

Nowitzki said he'd be sitting down with owner Mark Cuban to discuss what needs to be done in order to make a trip back to the NBA Finals. The Maverick's championship was back in 2011, and they haven't even been close to making it back since.

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