Dirk Nowitzki has two seasons remaining on his contract and also a no-trade clause. But with the Mavericks unable to land Deron Williams after not re-signing Tyson Chandler, the question is whether Nowitzki has enough time remaining to endure a rebuild.
"I’m not sure," Nowitzki said when asked the question in May. "I’ve always said I want to finish my career here and obviously the championship season topped it all off; that’s what I always was chasing and dreaming about so that kind of sealed that deal on that front. If we really come out with nobody this summer then maybe they want to rebuild and, obviously, I’m too old for that. We’ll just have to wait and see what happens on that front. But I still think I got two, three good years left in me and if we get some players in here we can be right back up there and compete."