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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
Wade Davis will take over as the Royals' closer with Greg Holland on the 15-day disabled list.
Davis is instantly vaulted into top-5 closer status while he is closing, and has just as much value as Holland would have in the ninth inning. Davis is downright dominant, and could have the job for quite a while, as although the severity of Greg Holland's pectoral strain is unknown, Holland is expected to be out for a significant chunk of time. Davis should obviously now be owned in all leagues, and the biggest question about the job for now is whether Davis will hold onto the gig once Holland returns. Analysis: Ben Diamond