Nowitzki Plans On Playing Several More Seasons
Dirk Nowitzki plans to play for several more seasons.
Nowitzki will turn 36 on June 19, less than two weeks before he becomes an unrestricted free agent.
“I’m a free agent this summer, and I’ll probably sign on for two or three years,” Nowitzki said. “And then I can sign a bunch of one-year deals, I guess, after that, as long as I want and as long as it feels good.”
Nowitzk believes there is less stress on his body as a big than there is for guards.
“Standing in the corner shooting a 3-ball will never be a problem,” said Nowitzki. “It’s running up and down; it’s competing on the boards, the showing on the pick-and-rolls where you’ve got to run out there with the small guys — I think that’s the problem.
“And the preparation obviously you have to do every summer. Once I get tired of that, I think it’ll be over pretty quick because you’ve got to put in a lot of work at this age to still perform on a high level.”
Nowitzki is being paid $22.7 million this season.