Report: Mavericks up final deal with Dirk Nowitzki to two-years, $50 million

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After a few years of Dirk Nowitzki giving Mark Cuban and the Dallas Mavericks major financial concessions to help pay for a better team, the Mavericks are paying him back.

Dallas is signing Nowitzki to a larger-than-expected two-year, $50 million contract, reports Marc Stein of ESPN.

The Dallas Mavericks and face of the franchise Dirk Nowitzki have finalized their expected new deal with another bump in pay that sets the star forward up to earn $50 million over the next two seasons and play until age 40, league sources told ESPN.

Sources said Friday that the Mavericks have tacked an additional $10 million onto the original two-year, $40 million contract that the sides, as ESPN first reported, agreed to earlier this month.

While it’s $25 million a season, only $5 million of the second year is guaranteed.

Good on Dallas for rewarding the greatest Maverick ever.