The Mavericks' 12-year playoff streak may have come to an end this season, but the team did win its last game of the year to reach .500. That's likely of little consolation for Mark Cuban and the Mavs, who have a big offseason ahead of them as they look to build a team capable of returning to the postseason in 2013/14. Here's the latest out of Dallas:
- Last offseason, most of the Mavericks' signings came aboard on one-year contracts, but Cuban isn't sure that will be the case this year, as Brad Townsend of the Dallas Morning News writes. "We’re going to be opportunistic and try to improve the team," Cuban said. "I don’t see us just signing just one-year deals anymore. I think we want to grab onto some people to be part of a longer-term solution and see what happens."
- Cuban also intends to operate with more transparency for the sake of the team's fans, says Townsend.
- While a .500 season may be acceptable in some NBA cities, it's a disaster in Dallas, according to Tim MacMahon of ESPNDallas.com, who says major changes are on the way for the Mavericks.
- MacMahon also takes a look at the Mavericks' financial forecast, with an assist from cap expert Larry Coon.
- After a brief stint with the Mavs in March, Chris Wright is headed to Puerto Rico, having signed with Capitanes de Arecibo, according to a Sportando report.