Having been stuck in a holding pattern for several days while Dwight Howard made a decision, the Mavericks have moved on to Plan B after being notified that they're out of the mix for Howard. Owner Mark Cuban announced this afternoon (via Twitter) that the Mavs are "back open for business," while Ken Berger of CBSSports.com reports (via Twitter) that the club is pursuing other free agents, including Jarrett Jack.
In order to sign Andre Iguodala, the Warriors will need to renounce their Bird rights on Jack, so the market for the veteran point guard is wide open. We heard earlier in the week that the Mavs, who are seeking point guard help this offseason, had been in touch with Jack.
The Mavs currently hold about $36MM in guaranteed salaries for 2013/14, plus Shane Larkin's cap hold, so the team could have close to $20MM in cap room to spend in free agency, or to use in trades.