Dirk Nowitzki Isn’t On a Fast Break Out of Dallas, Despite Opt Out

May 23rd, 2010 by Tim Jackson Leave a reply »

Following the 2004 season, Dallas Mavericks point guard Steve Nash bolted the Lone Star State for greener pastures in the form of a max contract in Phoenix.

Dallas, which had seen Nash develop and blossom into an All-Star caliber point guard that could run the fast break better than most of his peers, were helpless as he returned to his original team.

Now, six seasons later, the other young, budding star on that team, forward Dirk Nowitzki, is in a similar position, as reports have surfaced saying that the versatile European big man who has cemented himself as the face and identity of the Mavericks will choose to opt out of his contract prior to the July 1 deadline.

While the situation may look similar on some fronts, unlike Nash, Nowitzki can’t run the fast break, and he won’t be running out of town anytime soon.

Following the reports that Nowitzki would opt out of the final year of his contract to join what is widely considered to be the best free agent class in the history of the NBA, the Mavericks brass seemed to remain unfazed.

According to multiple people within the Dallas front ...

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