Mavericks star Dirk Nowitzki has made a public pitch to recruit Carmelo Anthony to Dallas.

"If Carmelo would really love to come here, we'd love to have him," Nowitzki said in an interview on 105.3 The Fan in Dallas. Melo is being pulled in numerous directions as many believe he will opt out of his deal to become a free agent while Phil Jackson is trying to convince him to opt in for the one final year and then test the market. This should be a story throughout the summertime so prepare yourself for a very bumpy ride.ANALYST: Howard Bender