Let's start with the serious stuff.
Art Garcia talks about the status of Josh Howard's contract extension. I found it to be quite surprising. I had assumed the lack of a contract extension was the work of Howard's agent, but Art Garcia doesn't make it sound that way at all.
"Of course we'd like to get it done, but we'll see what happens," Cuban said.
Added Nelson: "I don't think either side has any sense of urgency. It would be nice to have a deal done, but Josh isn't going anywhere. He wants to be here and we want him to be here."
Eddie Sefko has a short interview with Devin Harris about his jump shot and recaps yesterday's "Fan Jam" scrimmage. If any of you were able to make it out to that I'd love to hear about it.
Mercedes Mayer does a short write-up about the Fan Jam as well and notes that Darius Washington and Jose Barea both impressed.
They opted not to make a strong play for Wells for many reasons. One of those reasons is because they feel they have a Bonzi starter kit in their possession - without the potential headaches that could come along with the original version, who has had his share of off-court situations.
Maurice Ager is built like Wells. He has the same, rare combination of thickness and quickness. He's a good rebounder for his height, which is the same as Wells' 6-5. And he's quick, tough and doesn't mind working hard at the defensive end of the court.
In short, the Mavericks think the rookie out of Michigan State has the potential to play like Bonzi.