Odds & Ends: Mavericks, Draft, Kidd, Martin

April 20 2013 at 9:31pm CDT By Zach Links

Links from around the Association as the Nets look to go up 1-0 on the Bulls..

  • Mavericks General Manager Donnie Nelson told ESPN Radio’s Galloway & Company that he plans to come out with “both barrels” this summer to turn things around going forward, according to the Dallas News.  He also said that the biggest priority for the club might be the point guard position as the club has been spoiled by the likes of Steve Nash and Jason Kidd in the past.
  • Chad Ford of ESPN.com (Insider sub. req’d) looked at the top European prospects at the Hoop Summit.  Dennis Schroeder is among the players profiled and the guard announced this week that he’ll be entering the 2013 draft.
  • Knicks coach Mike Woodson explained that veterans Jason Kidd and Kenyon Martn were brought aboard primarily for their defense, according to Marc Berman of the New York Post (via Sulia).  “That was the whole reason for bringing them aboard. They have been in enough systems. Kidd has pretty much won everywhere he has been. Kenyon has been on some winning teams but not where he won the big one. It is a plus to have veteran guys,” said the coach.
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