Sources: Nowitzki Will Opt Out
It’s nice and sunny here in the Midwest. The birds are out and all the girls are wearing their little sun dresses. But hey, here’s some funny news coming from the World Wide Leader. Sources are saying the Mavericks expect their All-Star Forward Dirk Nowitzki to opt out of his contract before the deadline, making him an Unrestricted Free Agent on July 1st.
He’ll be leaving around $21.5 million on the table but I think we all understand. As I talked about in my LeBron post, the culture of choking/losing in Dallas is too much. As the ESPN piece indicates, it’s possible The German Detlef Schrempf (he’s German too?) wants to sign a new contract so he’ll be covered after the new CBA is negotiated. Personally I think Dirk just wants to win. And he can’t do that in Dallas.