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.