Dirk Nowitzki on Deron Williams odds: 50/50
|Mavs F Dirk Nowitzki dishes on the Mavs' draft, Deron Williams' destination, his celebrity baseball game and much more. |
Free agency begins at 11 p.m. (CT) Saturday night, just hours after the charity ballgame. That's when Williams will finally become a free agent and when fan bases in Brooklyn and the Dallas area will collectively hold their breath.
Both teams believe they have the game plan to lure Williams, a local product from The Colony, but there has yet to be any definitive piece of evidence to suggest which way Williams is leaning.
"Both organizations are great and have great owners that have money and the resources to really build something. Cuban has shown it here, so, yeah, it's tough. I don't really think we need to recruit him or anything, he knows what he's got here: there's a great owner, great organization, great fans. It's just a matter does he wants to come home and be close to home or does he rather want to make the move to New York and get probably more endorsement deals and stuff like that? I think if that's on his mind it's definitely better in New York.
"We'll see what happens. It'll be a great week, an exciting week to be a Mavs fan and I'm just as excited as everybody else so we'll see what happens."
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