Dirk Nowitzki Opting Out Is Best for Him and Dallas Mavericks

May 24th, 2010 by Alex McVeigh Leave a reply »
Like many of you, I was going about my daily life yesterday when I received a text message. It told me that Dirk Nowitzki, my favorite player, my not-so-secret man crush, and my close personal friend (you'll read about that later), was opting out of his deal. 

Five minutes later, I struggled to hold back the sobs, soaked in gasoline and trying to spark a lighter to end this madness. 

But then I got a hold of myself. Maybe there was another reason Dirk was opting out, a reason that didn't involve him leaving the Mavericks. 

So I did some research, and found that yes, it behooves both Dirk and the Mavs for him to opt out, rather than seek an extension. Let's take a look at exactly why that is.

Here are the benefits for Dirk:


Dirk Would Get a No-Trade Clause

Kobe Bryant possesses the league's only no-trade clause, which should give you some indication of just how difficult they are to come by. 

To get a no-trade clause, a player must have been in the league for at least eight years, with the same team for four years, and be in the process of renegotiating a new de ...

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