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LOS ANGELES—Dirk Nowitzki will become only the second player to spend 20 NBA seasons with the same team after inking a new deal with the Dallas Mavericks on Thursday.

A statement from the Texas franchise said Nowitzki will join retired Los Angeles Lakers legend Kobe Bryant as the only other member of the 20-season club when he returns for the 2017-2018 campaign.

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Atlanta can choose to match Hardaway Jr.’s contract if they want, given that he’s a restricted free agent.

Tim Hardaway Jr. and the New York Knicks have agreed to a four-year, $71 million offer sheet, according to The Vertical’s Shams Charania. The deal includes a player option in the fourth year as well as a 15 percent salary increase if traded.

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Waiters had the best season of his career in Miami last year, and now it looks like he’ll be back with them for a few more seasons.

Dion Waiters and the Miami Heat have agreed to a four-year, $52 million deal, according to ESPN’s Adrian Wojnarowski. The Heat, who just cleared Chris Bosh’s contract off their pay roll, have the cap space to sign him and just missed out on the Gordon Hayward sweepstakes, leaving them in need for more scoring.

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