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Sources: Mavs' Dirk Nowitzki takes pay cut; team met with PG Maurice Williams

In this April 26, 2014 file photo, Dallas Mavericks forward Dirk Nowitzki (41) drives against San Antonio Spurs forward Tim Duncan during the first half of Game 3 of an NBA basketball first-round playoff series in Dallas. Nowitzki talks and acts like he's under contract with the Mavericks even when he's not. So while the signing of his fifth and possibly final deal with Dallas is a foregone conclusion early next month, the shape of things around the 36-year-old is the biggest question starting with the NBA draft Thursday night, June 26
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FILE - In this April 26, 2014 file photo, Dallas Mavericks forward Dirk Nowitzki (41) drives against San Antonio Spurs forward Tim Duncan during the first half of Game 3 of an NBA basketball first-round playoff series in Dallas. Nowitzki talks and acts like he's under contract with the Mavericks even when he's not. So while the signing of his fifth and possibly final deal with Dallas is a foregone conclusion early next month, the shape of things around the 36-year-old is the biggest question starting with the NBA draft Thursday night, June 26. (AP Photo/LM Otero, File)

The Dallas Mavericks re-signed their long-time star Dirk Nowitzki to a three-year, $25 million deal with no team option, a source told Yahoo Sports on Tuesday.

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Nowitzki took a major pay cut to aid the Mavericks in free agency as he was paid $22.7 million last season. The 16-year Mavericks power forward had said prior to the arrival of free agency that he would not consider any other team and he and owner Mark Cuban would eventually come to terms on a deal. Nowitzki will be 38 years old at the end of his contract. 

The Mavericks are also still looking for a veteran point guard and have met with Portland Trail Blazers free agent Maurice Williams, sources said. 

Dallas has been active in free agency this month, agreeing to terms with free agents Chandler Parsons and Richard Jefferson, and trading for center Tyson Chandler, guard Raymond Felton and center Greg Smith.

ESPN.com first announced Nowitzki's contract terms after the Mavericks announced the re-signing. The Mavericks' all-time leading scorer is a 12-time All-Star who led the franchise to their lone championship in 2011.

 

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