Dallas Mavericks star Dirk Nowitzki is trying his hand at playing recruiter with Dwight Howard.
"I reached out to him and told him we'd love to have him," Nowitzki said Thursday, according to ESPN. "That's really about it. It's not like we call each other every day."
Nowitzki, who has been very vocal about how much he wants to play alongside another superstar such as Howard, said that he hasn't been overly aggressive just yet.
"I haven't written him a letter. We've just had a little phone contact, and that's about it," Nowitzki said.
Nowitzki, of course, was pretty tight-lipped about the details of their conversation.
"He's just weighing out his options," Nowitzki said. "I'm sure he has a couple of meetings set up for whenever that might be in early July. Hopefully the Mavs are one of those teams, and we'll go from there.