Dirk Nowitzki, the Mavericks’ 37-year-old wonder, says he’s thinking of exercising his opt-out clause this summer and re-upping in Dallas on a two or three-year deal.

Dirk inked a three-year, $25 million contract with the Mavs in 2014.

The future Hall of Famer averaged 18.3 points last season in 75 games this season.

Per the Fort Worth Star-Telegram:

The 18-year veteran has already met with owner Mark Cuban and Donnie Nelson – the Mavericks’ president of basketball operations – on mapping out a plan for his future. […] “I might opt-out and sign maybe a two- or three-year deal,” Nowitzki said. “It depends on how it goes, but that was probably the plan for now.”


“Dirk gets to do whatever he wants to do, period, end of story,” Cuban said. “If Dirk wants to be the head chef, if Dirk wants to be the head coach, (we’ll) move (coach) Rick (Carlisle) over a little bit. Dirk has done so much for this franchise that he’s earned that opportunity.”


The Mavericks can get extraordinarily athletic if they’re able to sign Oklahoma City All-Star forward Kevin Durant, who becomes a free agent next month. Nowitzki sighed heavily before discussing if the Mavericks have a legitimate shot at signing Durant. […] “That’s a tough one, that’s a tough one,” Nowitzki said. “You’d love to think so, but I’m just not sure how realistic that is. I think if we would have signed DeAndre (Jordan) last year that might have been a bigger chance now. But this way I’m not sure since he’s always stated he wants to play to win.”