Dirk Nowitzki's Career Deserves Better Ending Than Dallas Mavericks Can Provide

Dirk Nowitzki has given the Dallas Mavericks tens of millions in salary savings, 17 years of impeccable service and one NBA title.

And this is how the franchise plans to repay him? With a roster whose ceiling sits a shade above mediocrity, a pair of lesser teammates with larger pay rates and annual home-run hacks at the free-agent market that have yet to deliver even an extra base hit?

This can't be the final chapter of the future Hall of Famer's basketball story. The Mavs owe so much...

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