- HOOPSWORLD | Basketball News & NBA Rumors - http://www.hoopsworld.com -
Dirk Confident Mavs Will Find ‘Right Mix’
Posted By HOOPSWORLD On June 30, 2013 @ 8:35 am In Headlines,NBA Headlines | No Comments
Mark Cuban can’t talk about Dwight Howard yet. He can say only that meetings are set up in Los Angeles “with a couple different players.”
The Mavericks, as well as the Houston Rockets, will get their private recruiting visit with Howard at some point after the free-agency period opens, which is 9 p.m. Sunday night in the Pacific time zone.
The Mavericks are going to hit Howard with all sorts of information designed to make sure he understands every possible benefit of choosing the Mavericks. Houston will do the same thing for itself.
Money, of course, will be an issue. The Lakers, for whom the best center in the NBA played last season, can offer Howard five years and $118 million.
The Mavericks, Rockets and anybody else can offer four years and slightly less than $88 million.
“How do I feel? I don’t know,” said Dirk Nowitzki about his confidence level that Howard will choose the Mavericks. “There were reports that we were in the lead, but I don’t buy into all that.”
“This year, [unlike] last year with Deron Williams, our free agency can’t just depend on one name. We’re not going to sign eight, nine one-year deals again. It didn’t really work last year. So there are plenty of other options out there, I think.”
“You plug holes with really, really good players. Not superstars, but really, really good players. If that’s the route we have to take if Dwight says no, I’m sure Mark and Donnie will find the right mix of guys.”
Article printed from HOOPSWORLD | Basketball News & NBA Rumors: http://www.hoopsworld.com
URL to article: http://www.hoopsworld.com/dirk-confident-mavs-will-find-right-mix
Copyright © 2013 HOOPSWORLD | Basketball News & NBA Rumors
Part of the USA TODAY Sports Media Group.