Report: Mavs, Nowitzki finalizing 2-year deal

Future first-ballot Hall-of-Famer Dirk Nowitzki is finalizing a new two-year, $10 million deal to remain with the Dallas Mavericks, according to a report by ESPN.

The second year of Nowitzki’s contract will be a team option for the Mavs, per ESPN.

Nowitzki averaged 14.2 points per game last season, shooting 43.7 percent from the field and 37.8 percent beyond the arc.

By playing one more year with the Mavs, Nowitzki will join Kobe Bryant as the only two players in league history to spend 20 seasons with the same franchise.