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Mavs move into position for free agency

Full-court press on Nowitzki is top move, and hopefully one that leads to more action

Updated: June 30, 2010, 11:22 PM ET
By Jeff Caplan | ESPNDallas.com

DALLAS -- As if Wednesday's strange communication/travel gaffe was needed to hint at what a wild free-agency period awaits.

As Dallas Mavericks president Donnie Nelson stood in line at the ticket counter, about an hour before he was to board a plane bound for Germany to put the full-court press on unrestricted free agent Dirk Nowitzki, Holger Geschwindner, Nowitzki's lifelong personal coach, mentor and de facto agent, rang Nelson's cell phone.

For whatever reason, at the 11th hour, ...

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