FRISCO - Mavs superstar Dirk Nowitzki leaned his Heroes baseball cap back from his face, took a deep breath, and maybe unknowingly broke a critically important piece of Deron Williams recruiting news on Friday.
"I told him I got a little something in the tank, too, for two more years," Dirk said.
Yes, The Pitch has started. And Dirk is involved.
Mavs owner Mark Cuban will be stationed in LA. (That's customary for him, and it's also the base for various NBA sports agents). Jason Kidd is vacationing with Williams in The Hamptons, and Mavs fans hope Kidd -- himself a free agent -- is attempting to lure Deron back to his hometown rather than back to the Nets.
Delonte West (yet another Mavs free agent) has spoken from the heart to Deron on Twitter, detailing the greatness of the Dallas organization. Coach Rick Carlisle and GM Donnie Nelson are ready to be "troops on the ground," too.
But Dirk carries a big stick (though not necessary a big bat, as his batting practice for the chari...