We've heard plenty of rumblings out of Dallas since the Mavericks' season ended about what's next for the franchise, including word that O.J. Mayo intends to decline his player option and become a free agent. Considering how high the expectations are for the team, and how comfortable owner Mark Cuban is talking to the media, that's hardly a surprise, and figures to continue throughout the offseason. In fact, we have another round of Mavs updates this afternoon. Let's dive in….
- The Mavericks' top priority this offseason will be finding a long-term solution for what GM Donnie Nelson calls the team's "point guard odyssey," writes Tim MacMahon of ESPNDallas.com. MacMahon identifies some potential targets for the Mavs, including Jose Calderon, Jarrett Jack, and Jeff Teague.
- The "Bank of Cuban" can only take Dallas so far, says Eddie Sefko of the Dallas Morning News, noting that it will be hard for the Mavs owner to dictate how the summer plays out.
- Brad Townsend of the Dallas Morning News speculates that Chris Kaman's exit meeting with the Mavs may not have gone well, since Kaman didn't make himself available to the media following the meeting. There's no guarantee Townsend is right, but I wouldn't be surprised if Kaman has played his last game as a Maverick.