Dallas Mavericks icon Dirk Nowitzki has officially opted out of his contract and will be a free-agent this summer, per ESPN’s Marc Stein.
ESPN sources say that Mavericks forward Dirk Nowitzki officially opted out of his contract today and will indeed become a free agent July 1 — Marc Stein (@ESPNSteinLine) June 21, 2016
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Other teams, such as the 73-win Golden State Warriors, are rumored to have significant interest in the 38 year-old big German. July 1, is the beginning of the NBA free-agency period and the seven-footer should have plenty options in a league that has fallen in love with spacing the floor.
Dirk may just be looking to re-up under the growing salary cap or his days in Dallas may truly be over. Regardless, his loyalty to Mark Cuban and the Dallas Mavericks over the past 18 seasons should be cherished.