Much of this week's Mavericks-related discussions have stemmed from an appearance owner Mark Cuban made on ESPN Radio in Dallas last weekend. Cuban talked extensively about his team's two-year plan, the 13th pick in the draft, the expected pursuit of marquee free agents, and a handful of other topics. Cuban made another radio appearance this week, this time joining Ben & Skin on KRLD-FM 105.3, so let's check out the highlights from that interview, as well as the rest of the latest Mavs notes….
- According to Cuban, the Mavericks will be "everywhere" when free agency opens on July 1st, though he cautions that it's not about which team talks to a player first, but rather which team presents the best pitch (link via Dallas Morning News).
- Although Cuban is hopeful about landing one "big fish," he says the team probably isn't in a position this summer where it could add two big free agents (link via Dallas Morning News).
- While David West has said he'd like to re-sign with the Pacers this offseason, Lang Greene of HoopsWorld writes that the Mavs are among the potential contenders with cap space who could make life difficult on Indiana by making a run at him. The Rockets and Hawks also fit the bill, says Greene.
- When the Mavs make their pitch to Dwight Howard in July, they'll have to sell hope for the future, since a veteran roster that includes Dirk Nowitzki, Shawn Marion, and Vince Carter isn't a long-term solution, says Tim MacMahon of ESPNDallas.com.
- Buddy Collings of the Orlando Sentinel wonders whether the Mavs will look into bringing 2009 second-round pick Nick Calathes stateside for next season.