DALLAS (105.3 THE FAN) — Rumors have surfaced that Carmelo Anthony would consider a move to Dallas. Dirk Nowitzki has endorsed the idea.
But does the Mavs’ 12-time All-Star think it might actually happen?
“Not really,” said Nowitzki on Friday while practicing for his charity baseball event. “Somebody in his camp — he brought up the Mavericks first. It’s not like we brought him up. If we’re actually on his radar, then it’s great. We obviously have to look at it.”
The Mavs can create up to $31 million in cap space on July 1, leaving plenty of room for a player of Anthony’s caliber. But the team’s primary focus will be resigning Nowitzki himself, who is set to become a free agent.
“We’ll just meet July 1 when it’s legal, and hopefully we’ll get a deal done pretty quickly,” said Dirk. “I think we all know that’s what needs to happen. Both parties want the same thing; we just need to find a middle ground for me to feel respected and for the franchise to still have enough cap room left to do some good things this summer.”