A person with knowledge of the deal told the Associated Press on Thursday that Nowitzki would get a three-year contract worth roughly $30 million.
New contracts can't be signed until next Thursday.
The 36-year-old Nowitzki is taking a big pay cut with a contract similar in value and structure to the one
Nowitzki just completed a four-year deal worth $80 million, and he left money on the table in that deal hoping the Mavericks could get some pieces around him.
The pursuit of other stars is even more urgent with Nowitzki getting close to the end of what figures to be a Hall of Fame career. The 2011
If the Mavericks miss out on Anthony, there are a number of other small forwards on their wish list, topped by Houston's
Dallas also wants to re-sign point guard
Mills has surgery
A person with knowledge of the details says San Antonio guard Patty Mills has had surgery to repair a torn rotator cuff in his right shoulder.
The procedure was done Thursday in Dallas. There is no timetable for Mills' return.
Despite his injury, Mills has agreed to re-sign on a multiyear deal with the
Larry Drew said Thursday that his firing as the
"Although my tenure was brief, it will forever be memorable," Drew said in a statement issued by his former team.
Wesley Edens and Marc Lasry, both New York investment firm executives, recently purchased the team from former U.S. Sen
Drew had no indication he wouldn't return for a second season, despite a 15-67 record, and the messy affair played out in the media for days before the deal was formally announced.