Dirk Nowitzki has confirmed he will return next season for his 20th with the Dallas Mavericks.

Nowitzki said in early March that he planned to continue his career.

Nowitzki averaged 14.2 points and 6.5 rebounds per game this season as his minutes dropped to 26.4 per game.

Nowitzki had a PER of 17.0, which is still above league average but was his lowest since his second NBA season.