By SCHUYLER DIXON, AP Sports Writer
DALLAS (AP) — A person with knowledge of the agreement says the Dallas Mavericks and Dirk Nowitzki have agreed on a two-year, $10 million deal that assures a 20th season for the star forward.READ MORE: Peace Officer Awards Ceremony Honors Life-Saving Heroes, First Responders In Oxford High School Tragedy
The second year of the contract carries a team option, the person told The Associated Press on condition of anonymity because the team hasn’t announced the deal. The 39-year-old Nowitzki is set to join Kobe Bryant of the Los Angeles Lakers as the only players to spend 20 seasons with one franchise.READ MORE: Comcast Rise Awarding Grants To 100 Minority-Owned Small Businesses
The deal is similar to the one the Mavs and Nowitzki reached last year, although for significantly less money. Last year’s contract was for two years and $50 million, and the club declined the option before free agency opened this year.
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