The NBA offseason has now ended and teams and players are preparing for training camps that start tomorrow. This year, the regular season will start earlier and NBA fans are very excited for October and everything that it brings. Considering that the new season is just around the corner, most teams are done making moves. The Bulls are entering rebuilding mode after years of making the playoffs and they start by giving Nikola Mirotic a new two-year contract. The Dallas Mavericks are also trying their best to stay relevant in the West. Rick Carlisle has said that even with the new players in their roster, He still wants Dirk Nowitzki to start at center.

Here a few more updates in the Bulls and the Mavs.

Mirotic signs two-year deal with Bulls

Earlier this year the Chicago Bulls traded away Jimmy Butler for a package that included Zach LaVine and Kriss Dunn. Now the NBA Bulls front office are concentrating on collecting as many assets as they can and hold on to them so that they can build a championship team.

Shams Charania of The Vertical has reported that Nikola Mirotic and the Chicago Bulls have agreed to a two-year, $27 million deal this offseason. Mirotic and the Bulls were initially talking about a long-term contract, but now, it seems like they have settled on a short-term two-year deal.

Nikola Mirotic entered the NBA in the offseason of 2014 where he was acquired by the Chicago Bulls with a three-year $16.6 million contract.

Mirotic now enters his fourth season in the league and will still continue to play for the Chicago Bulls. Entering the training camps he has career averages of 10.8 points, 0.7 blocks, 0.8 steals, 1.2 assists, and 5.3 rebounds per game. Over his career, he has shot 40.9 percent from the field, 35 percent from beyond the arc, and 79.8 percent from the charity stripe.

Dirk still considered favorite to start next season

With Dirk Nowitzki now one of the oldest active players in the NBA he still seems to have a big impact on the Dallas Mavericks roster. Nick Angstadt of the Mavs Moneyball has reported that Rick Carlisle wants him to start at center next season. Nerlens Noel will be the main guy off the bench for the Mavericks next season.

Rick Carlisle later added that as long as he is the head coach of the Mavericks he will never let Dirk come off the bench. Nowitzki is entering his 20th season in the NBA (all for the Mavs) and he will be turning 40 next June. Despite the age, Nowitzki continues to be a very solid player in the NBA.