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Nowitzki signs for record 21st season with Mavs

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Dalllas Mavericks veteran Dirk Nowitzki will be the first player in NBA history to play 21 consecutive seasons for the same team. Dalllas Mavericks veteran Dirk Nowitzki will be the first player in NBA history to play 21 consecutive seasons for the same team.

DALLAS (AP) -- Dirk Nowitzki is officially signed for a record 21st season with the Dallas Mavericks.

The Mavericks announced Monday that they had re-signed the 13-time All-Star. That was their plan when they declined a team option on Nowitzki's contract at the start of free agency to create more room under the salary cap before signing DeAndre Jordan.

Nowitzki, a former NBA MVP who turned 40 last month, is set to become the first player in NBA history to play 21 consecutive seasons for the same franchise. The 7-foot German is one of six players overall, and the only international player, with more than 30,000 career points.

His $5 million contract is the same amount he would have been guaranteed for 2018-19 for the second season of a two-year deal signed last summer.

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