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Nowitzki on recruiting trail for Chris Paul, Dwight Howard

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04:21 PM ET 05.15 | Dallas Mavericks big man Dirk Nowitzki is aiming high. He says he'll be part of the offseason process in turning the Mavs back into a contendor, and that all starts with him helping owner Mark Cuban recruit free agents. Nowitzki, admitting his age, says Chris Paul and Dwight Howard are two superstar players he would like to team with. "We'd love to get one of those two. We'd love to get a player in here who can create his own shot and be a superstar-type player," Nowitzki said. "I got one year left on this deal and then I'm coming off the books. So if that helps for us to be better I'm going to take a paycut. That's part of the pitch."

Dallas Morning News

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May 15, 2013  05:38 PM ET

Hey Cube and Dirk, what's you Plan B? Neither Clint nor D12 is taking less cheddar to play in Big D.

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May 15, 2013  06:51 PM ET
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Can't he get in trouble for saying this while those guys are still under contract? I know their contract is up soon but just wondering. The NBA has some weird rules about this.If he was able to get both guys that would be a potent team. I don't see it happening though.

He can't...

Cuban, Carlisle or Nelson could.

May 15, 2013  07:18 PM ET

Nowitzki, admitting his age, says Chris Paul and Dwight Howard are two superstar players he would like to team with...

You'll have to do it in Purple/Gold. That's where CP3 will be joining forces with Howard. But we can only use you for a year because LeBron will be taking you roster spot!

May 15, 2013  09:07 PM ET
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Nowitzki, admitting his age, says Chris Paul and Dwight Howard are two superstar players he would like to team with... You'll have to do it in Purple/Gold. That's where CP3 will be joining forces with Howard. But we can only use you for a year because LeBron will be taking you roster spot!

What about Kyrie? Is he not coming? Oh after I almost forgot, KD must be lining up eh?

May 15, 2013  09:22 PM ET

Getting Paul would be great for the Mavs. There are a few bigs besides Howard that could help as well. Let's see how good a salesman Dirk is.

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May 16, 2013  12:24 AM ET

I stopped reading this when I saw contendor.

May 16, 2013  01:30 AM ET

Didn't Howard already team up with some old guys? How'd that work out? Any different in Dallas?

May 16, 2013  02:48 AM ET

Good times, another pack of losers. The Lakers should dance in the streets when this happens, although they will actually have to rebuild thru the draft for once. Howard is a loser.

May 16, 2013  03:35 AM ET

Grab Kobe after the Lakers amnesty him. Paul & Howard are joining forces.

May 16, 2013  06:15 AM ET

The only way D12 and CP3 wind up in Dallas is if both LA teams construct sign and trades with Dallas so both stars get max contracts. Dallas may have the pieces and or expiring deals to get it done, but who would the La La teams want in return? Elton Brand, Vince Carter, OJ Mayo, The Matrix, Darren Collison, Chris Kaman, Brandon Wright? I hope they can make it happen...would be interesting to see a "super" team out West to challenge the Heat in the East.

May 16, 2013  09:04 AM ET
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Good times, another pack of losers. The Lakers should dance in the streets when this happens, although they will actually have to rebuild thru the draft for once. Howard is a loser.

Lakers won't show patience to build through draft. (such as trading a #1 pick for a 2 month rental of the Cavs backup point guard)

May 16, 2013  09:16 AM ET

CP3 needs to come to MSG.

May 16, 2013  09:16 AM ET

...and I don't mean with a visiting team. CP3 should be a NY Knickerbocker.

May 16, 2013  01:38 PM ET
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Nowitzki, admitting his age, says Chris Paul and Dwight Howard are two superstar players he would like to team with... You'll have to do it in Purple/Gold. That's where CP3 will be joining forces with Howard. But we can only use you for a year because LeBron will be taking you roster spot!

That's why you got mad at me that one day. It makes sense now. It's my avatar... Sorry Eli but the truth hurts...

May 16, 2013  02:13 PM ET
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That's why you got mad at me that one day. It makes sense now. It's my avatar... Sorry Eli but the truth hurts...

Come on Guam. I didn't get mad at you. I like you and my faith in the Purple/Gold will not waiver. I do like your avatar even though you'd never find wearing another team's colors.

 
May 16, 2013  08:46 PM ET

Nope! Both are stay in LA... Would like to see Howard with the Clippers...

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