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Dirk Nowitzki to sign two-year deal with Mavericks

Dirk Nowitzki to sign two-year deal with Mavericks

Dirk Nowitzki's new contract will give the Dallas forward a chance spend 20 seasons with the only franchise he has ever played for.

The Mavericks and Nowitzki have reached agreement on a two-year, $40-million contract, a person with knowledge of the deal told the Associated Press on condition of anonymity Tuesday because contracts can't be signed until 9 p.m. PDT Wednesday. Nowitzki will have a player option in the second year.

The person also said the Mavericks have agreed to a two-year, $6-million contract with free agent guard Seth Curry, the younger brother of two-time MVP Stephen Curry.

At $20 million per season, Nowitzki's deal is a significant raise for the...

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