DALLAS -- Dirk Nowitzki verbally agreed to sign a three-year, $30 million free agent contract with the Dallas Mavericks on Thursday.
The contract includes a player option which makes Nowitzki a free agent after the 2015-'16 season, and also includes a no-trade clause. ESPN first reported the contract agreement.
After the deal was agreed to, Nowitzki took to Twitter and tweeted "MFFL,' which stands for Mavs Fan For Life.
Nowitzki, 36, is entering his 17th season and has never played for any other NBA team except the Mavs. This past season the 7-footer was the oldest player in the All-Star game, which was his 12th.
This past season Nowitzki averaged 21.7 points and 6.2 rebounds. The Mavs are hoping to pair him with New York Knicks free agent Carmelo Anthony, who visited Dallas on Wednesday and spent about three hours at owner Mark Cuban's home.
But the Mavs are positioning themselves to make a run at Houston Rockets restricted free agent forward Chandler Parsons and/or Cleveland Cavaliers unrestricted free agent forward Luol Deng if Anthony decides to sign elsewhere.
-- Dwain Price
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