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“That’s the plan,” Nowitzki said before Tuesday’s season finale. “That’s why I went ahead and got the surgery in my ankle, kind of get the whole process started, get the rehab process started early. I’m planning on coming back.
“I didn’t miss a lot of games this year. I felt fine most of the time. I always said all year that I want to fulfill that two-year contract if possible. I saw nothing this year that was going to stop it. So, as of now, we’ll see how the rehab goes the next few weeks and how the ankle responds, but obviously, I’m going to work towards the season.”
Nowitzki, the sixth-leading scorer in NBA history, did not rule out extending his career beyond next season.
“I’m hoping the ankle will be tons better than this year, and then I’m hoping I can play some decent basketball next year, and we’ll kind of go from there,” Nowitzki said. “I always kind of leave the end open. It’s just hard for me at this point to commit further than one year or say one year is it. I kind of want to see how it goes.”