Sources: Dirk sends opt-out letter

Updated: June 30, 2010, 11:03 AM ET
By Marc Stein | ESPN.com

All-Star forward Dirk Nowitzki has sent in official notification to the Dallas Mavericks that he is opting out of the final year of his current contract, according to sources close to the situation.

In addition to faxing the official opt-out letter, Nowitzki had to mail a signed copy Monday from Germany to ensure its arrival at the Mavericks' offices before Wednesday's opt-out deadline in his current deal.

The move has been expected since an ESPN.com report in mid-May that Nowitzki ...

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