Dirk Nowitzki is sticking with Dallas.
Nowitzki’s adviser, Holger Geschwindner, told The Associated Press late Saturday night that Nowitzki and Mavericks owner Mark Cuban have agreed “to get it done.”
Teams and free agents can strike deals at any time, but they can’t sign them until Thursday.
According to a person familiar with negotiations, the deal is for more than $80 million over four years, with a no-trade clause.
“I think it’s a great deal,” Geschwindner said.
The major prize of the free agent market, LeBron James, spent an hour listening to a pitch from his current team, the Cleveland Cavaliers, and three hours listening to the Chicago Bulls. That makes six teams in three days. Only James knows the timing of his next move. … Dwyane Wade, outside a Chicago hotel, said he hopes a decision on his future will come next week. … New York Knicks officials, just back from two days in the Midwest courting James, Wade and Chris Bosh, will meet this weekend with Amare Stoudemire. … New Orleans Hornets president Hugh Weber said there is “no question” that guard Chris Paul will still be with New Orleans when next season begins.