Dirk gave an interview to German weekly "Bild am Sonntag", in which he spoke out on the possibility of a new contract next year (the original report is paid content, therefore the link is to different site (article in ). According to the interview, another 1-year contract seems like a very real option, provided Dirk does not get hurt again, in which case he is open to discussing a new deal in 2018 upon completion of his current contract. In any case, Dirk reiterates his desire to complete the magic number of 20 seasons, which he will after next season. This should actually be great news for all MFFLs, since there had been some speculation before about Dirk's plans. Now if he does stay safe and sound, this will almost certainly mean Dirk is going to pass Wilt Chamberlain on the all-time scoring list. Depending on his future role he could even come close to MJ's 32,292 pts., but this is much more of long-shot.