DALLAS - APRIL 23: Dirk Nowtitzki #41 of the Dallas Mavericks reacts during play against the San Antonio Spurs in Game Three of the Western Conference Quarterfinals during the 2009 NBA Playoffs at American Airlines Center on April 23, 2009 in San Antonio, Texas. NOTE TO USER: User expressly acknowledges and agrees that, by downloading and or using this photograph, User is consenting to the terms and conditions of the Getty Images License Agreement. (Photo by Ronald Martinez/Getty Images) *** Local Caption *** Dirk Nowitzki
Teams and free agents can strike deals at any time, but can't sign them until Thursday.
According to a person familiar with negotiations, the deal is for more than $80 million over four years, with a no-trade clause.
The person spoke to the AP on condition of anonymity because of the NBA's moratorium until Thursday.