Donnie Nelson: Contract talks with Dirk 'headed in a good direction'

Donnie Nelson said the Mavericks have been in touch with Dirk Nowitzki about signing a new contract either as an extension or as a new deal after the free agency period opens next week.

“We’ve talked, and we’re working on things,” Nelson said. “We’re hoping it’s headed in a good direction.”

Kidd said he believes Nowitzki is destined to be back with the Mavs, but that free agency might be good for him.

“Sometimes, as a player, you want to feel wanted,” Kidd said. “He’s always felt wanted here. This could be some weird way of being appreciated by other teams. We all feel he’s not going anywhere.”

Briefly: Roddy Beaubois was at the draft in new York, seated with countryman Kevin Seraphin, who was taken 17th by Chicago and likely is headed to Washington in a trade. Beaubois and Seraphin have were on the same Cholet team in France two seasons ago.

Eddie Sefko

Donnie Nelson: Contract talks with Dirk 'headed in a good direction'


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