NBA free agency rumors: Mavericks decline Dirk Nowitzki’s $5 million option

The Mavericks have declined Dirk Nowitzki’s $5 million team option, according to The New York Times.
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This is a move that will help the Mavericks sign other free agents on the market.

Dallas fully intends to re-sign the NBA’s sixth all-time leading scorer.

The Mavericks can offer Nowitzki a deal in the two-year, $9 million range, and plan to do just that in July.

Michael Beasley, Knicks: Beasley had a bit Kevin Hogan Womens Jersey of a renaissance in New York last year with 13.2 points and 39.5 percent 3-point shooting, and made just $2.1 million for it. He’ll be looking for a bigger payday, but he still has not shown he can contribute to a good Kenny Stills Jersey team.

Thornton will be 39 next season and coming off his second major knee injury. He tore the ACL and MCL in his right knee on Jan. 23 and never returned to the lineup. He had a similar injury to his left knee the previous season and played four games in the postseason before undergoing offseason surgery.

Thornton still performed at a high level last season after taking some time to get back up to speed. He had 11 goals and 15 assists in his final 28 games before the injury.

The Sharks met with Tavares this week, hoping to lure the top available free agent to San Jose. Tavares, who turns 28 in September, is one of the top centers in the league and would step into Thornton’s old role on the top line.

Tavares, the No. 1 overall pick by the Islanders in 2009, is coming off one of his most productive seasons as a pro. He had 37 goals and 47 assists last season, finishing one off his career best in both marks.