Mavericks owner Mark Cuban has said it. Donnie Nelson has said it. The man himself has said it.

Dirk Nowitzki plans to finish his career as a Dallas Maverick. He's even going to take less money to do so.

But that won't keep other teams from fishing.

Yahoo! Sports is reporting that the Houston Rockets will decline the option on forward Chandler Parsons, making him a restricted free agent so that they could match any offers for him, and that the club will target free agents who could opt out of deals like LeBron James, Chris Bosh, Carmelo Anthony and, yes, Dirk Nowitzki.