DALLAS, Oct. 23 (UPI) -- Dirk Nowitzki, one of the more exciting players in the NBA's Western Conference, signed a multi-year contract extension with the Dallas Mavericks on Tuesday.
Financial terms of the contract were not disclosed but the new deal will take effect after his current contract expires at the conclusion of this season.
Nowitzki has averaged 17.1 points, 6.9 rebounds and 2.0 assists in 211 games over three seasons with the Mavericks.
Nowitzki posted career highs of 21.8 points and 9.2 rebounds per game last season and became the first Maverick ever named All-NBA. He scored at least 20 points 51 times, including 10 30-point games.
The German native also led the team in scoring and rebounding during the 2001 playoffs, averaging 23.4 points and 8.1 rebounds in 10 games.
He turned in one of the best performances of the postseason with 42 points and 18 rebounds in Game Five of the Western Conference semifinals against the San Antonio Spurs.