Dirk Nowitzki was recently asked if he will attempt to recruit Dwight Howard to sign with the Dallas Mavericks in the offseason when he becomes an unrestricted free agent.

Nowitzki talked to Deron Williams during his free agency last summer before he eventually re-signed with the Brooklyn Nets.

"We're not that close," said Nowitzki. "It's going to be tough. Dwight is in L.A. Obviously, CP3 [Chris Paul] is with the Clippers and they're both in great situations. So, we will have to wait and see what the summer brings."