Texas Notes: Mavs, Rockets, Lin, Dalembert

December 15 2013 at 12:02pm CDT By Zach Links

A quick look at the Mavericks and Rockets..

  • Multiple GMs tell Alan Hahn of ESPN Radio (audio link) that there’s a strong feeling around the league that the Rockets will move Jeremy Lin if they find a taker (h/t Patrick Harrel of The Dream Shake).  If Houston was able to move center Omer Asik for draft picks and deal Lin for an expiring contract, they could have enough room to offer a near-max deal this summer.
  • Mavericks owner Mark Cuban is disappointed in what he’s seen out of offseason pickup Samuel Dalembert so far.  “I think he can be playing better,” Cuban said, according to Dwain Price of the Star-Telegram.  ” I just don’t think he’s been in a position where he’s been expected to perform to help a team win since his first one or two years…So I think this is a new situation for him and hopefully he’ll perform.
  • In his 2013/14 debut, Brandan Wright picked up right where he left off by shooting 9-10 from the floor, writes ESPNDallas.com’s Bryan Gutierrez.  Wright re-signed with the Mavs this offseason on a two-year, $10MM deal.  While he put up 19-and-six, Dalembert recorded his first DNP-coach’s decision of the season.
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