Rumor Roundup: Nowitzki, Kings, Suns

Sam Amico

Mavericks forward Dirk Nowitzki spoke about his future in an interview with

Nowitzki told the website: "My goal is to fulfil my contract. In the summer I signed for two more years. But I also have to check on my health. No one knows where I will go later, but I think that I’ll always have a home here in Dallas. I have been here for 20 years now, my wife for 10. If I want to, I would get a job at the Mavericks so I think we might stay here after the end of my career." Full Q&A.

Sacramento center DeMarcus Cousins to Kings media: "I have one goal, that’s playoffs. That’s success for me right now."

The Suns were unable to move shooting guard Archie Goodwin in a trade before waiving him, per GM Ryan McDonough told the Arizona Republic.

Per the Philadelphia Inquirer: "Nerlens Noel is heading back to Alabama. The 76ers reserve center has decided to reunite with Kevin Wilk after having surgery Monday at the Hospital of Special Surgery in New York to repair inflamed tissue above his left knee. Wilk is associate clinical director at Champion Sports Medicine in Birmingham, Ala."

The Magic have exercised the 2017-18 contract options on swingman Mario Hezonja, forward Aaron Gordon and point guard Elfrid Payton, per the team.

The Rockets have exercised the option on the 2017-18 contract of center Clint Capela, per RealGM.

Hoops Rumors has put together a list of five rookie-scale extension candidates to watch. View it here. The website also examines players with fully guaranteed contracts who were waived prior to the opening of the season. Full post. Former NBA shooting guard Xavier Henry has signed a D-League contract and will return to the Santa Cruz Warriors, per D-League Digest. Former St. John's forward Chris Obekpa will also join Santa Cruz, D-League Digest reports.