Dirk Nowitzki Is Not Retiring

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Dirk Nowitzki continues………

Walsh Sports Analytics

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Dirk Nowitzki announced that he would not be retiring, but would opt-out of the last year of his 3-year, $25 million contract that he signed in the summer of 2014. The long-time Mavericks power forward will turn 38 years old in June and will be entering his 19th season in the league.

Dirk is said to be looking for a two-year deal, which, upon completion, would make him and Kobe Bryant the only two players ever to have a 20-year career with one franchise.

How did the NBA’s sixth-leading scorer of all time play last season?

Box Score Numbers

The Mavericks finished the year with a 42-40 record, good for the sixth seed in the Western Conference. Dirk led the team in scoring, at 18.3 points per game, grabbed 6.5 rebounds per game, shot 44.8% from the field, and 36.8% from behind the arc. He was one of only eight…

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