Dirk Nowitzki, a Golden state Warrior?
Maybe. Nowitzki is a free agent.
Tim Kawakami of the San Jose Mercury News is reporting the Mavericks all everything star is on their free agent wish list after Kevin Durant. Here’s apart of his reasoning, “Would Nowitzki be interested in going for a championship in Steve Kerr’s open offense, open atmosphere, and with a staff that includes special consultant/old buddy Steve Nash?
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And how much would he want to be paid?
It’s unknown. Might be impossible. But the Warriors are eager to find out–that’s if the Durant chase fizzles and maybe they’ll even try to figure out a way to land both.”
Nowitzki said after the season he wants to stay with the club that drafted him in 1998 but let’s be honest, if he wants another ring Golden State is more attractive. He’ll have a chance to play with three players (MVP Steph Curry, Klay Thompson and Draymond Green) that are better than anyone on the Mavs current roster.
Loyalty is nice. If we are honest, Mark Cuban has failed to keep the Mavericks in the championship contender conversation since winning the 2011 NBA title.
Cuban made the mistake of letting center Tyson Chandler leave. Last summer, they got a verbal commitment from DeAndre Jordan to join the Mavs, but never got him to sign a contract and he went back to the Clippers while Chandler ended up leaving Dallas for a second time in free agency.
Dirk has earned the right to leave. He’s also earned the right to stay and hold Cuban’s feet to the fire to bring in the right kind of free agents that will help Dallas contend for another NBA title.