Some leftover links from the past few days:
- Are you ready for some more three guard lineups? Wait, I mean, three forward lineups? GM Donnie Nelson says this team may be the most versatile in his tenure, and throws out the idea of running a big lineup out there with Mayo and Carter at the guards, along with Marion Dirk and Kaman.
- Jeff Caplan says Mark Cuban is assuredly happy that these Olympics will be Mavericks-free, and certainly in the case of the oft-overworked Dirk Nowitzki, I agree. Without a lockout or extracurricular obligations, we should see a fresh Mavs team come October.
- Speaking of Dirk and the Olympics, the big German apparently has this to say about NBC not showing the opening ceremonies live: "That's brutal."
- As Mavs Moneyball has noted this past week, Dallas may yet lose another familiar face in this offseason of change, as Terry Stotts has apparently earned a second interview with the Portland Trailblazers for their head coaching positions. The interview will take place Monday, and according to reports the list of candidates has narrowed to Stotts, former Maverick Elston Turner, Steve Clifford, and Kaleb Canales.
- Tim Cowlishaw remains doubtful about Dallas' continuing pursuit of Dwight Howard, for several reasons, but as long as Howard calls Orlando home the Dwightmare continues for Dallas fans.
- The local perspective on Howard and Dallas as the latest hot-destination for the All-Star big man.