DALLAS -- Dirk Nowitzki, the Dallas Mavericks' 11-time All-Star, told the media Tuesday that he plans on playing two more years after his current contract expires following the 2013-’14 season.
That was news to owner Mark Cuban.
“I think it’s too early to start thinking about that,’’ Cuban said before Wednesday’s game against the New York Knicks. “Obviously I’ll keep on signing him.
“I think the limit is 73 years old. I think 74 is just beyond reach.’’
Nowitzki will collect $20.9 million this season and $22.7 million million next season before becoming a free agent in the summer of 2014 – unless he receives a contract extension before then.
"I don’t think that far ahead,'' Cuban said. "So we’ll deal with it when the time comes.''
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