Will Dwight Howard land in Dallas Mavericks? Well, Mavs’ veteran star Dirk Nowitzki doesn’t want that to happen in the coming free agency. And some experts are supporting Nowitzki’s views.
Nowitzki feels Howard isn’t someone around whom the Mavs can build around at this point of his career. 30-year-old Howard is expected to hit the market as a free agent this summer by opting out of his contract with the Houston Rockets. And center is a position which the Mavs would like to boost this summer.
Nowitzki doesn’t want Howard because he thinks the Rockets’ center can’t provide him with right assistance. Instead the 7’0″ tall German forward wants Dallas to pursue other options like Miami Heat’s Hassan Whiteside. Nowitzki has hardly interfered in Mavs’ recruitment process through-out his career. But this time he is firmly opposing Dallas’ move to pitch an offer for Howard. Experts point out that since the veteran Mavs’ forward’s NBA career is coming to an end, he wants a team of his choice. Moreover, Howard has a reputation of not taking the game seriously.
Mark Cuban and Nowitzki share a close bond based on commitment and loyalty. The veteran player has willingly accepted pay-cuts so that the franchise can pursue other players in free-agency.
Matt Mosley, the co-host of The Afternoon Show with Cowlishaw and Mosley weekdays from 3 to 6 p.m. on KESN-FM 103.3, ESPN Radio, revealed his thoughts on the issue in live chat show on Friday, as reported by the Dallas News.
“Dirk doesn’t want Dwight Howard coming here, by the way. I think he’ll make that known in his talks with Donnie and Mark. This team needs a rim protector. But Howard isn’t someone you can build around at this point in his career. You make your best pitch to KD, but that won’t go anywhere.”
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