Already today we've heard that the Mavericks remain in the hunt for Greg Oden and that they nearly landed Andre Iguodala before the free agent swingman agreed to join the Warriors. Here are a few more updates out of Dallas:
- Despite having the cap space necessary to make a bid, the Mavericks aren't interested in Metta World Peace, writes Tim MacMahon of ESPNDallas.com. It sounds like that lack of interest is probably mutual, since World Peace's list of preferred destinations doesn't include Dallas.
- The Mavericks have renounced their rights to Chris Kaman and Elton Brand, according to RealGM.com's transactions log. That doesn't rule out a return for Brand, but it means the team would need to use cap space or the room exception to sign him, assuming he gets more than the minimum.
- While the Mavs continue to talk to Samuel Dalembert, they're also believed to be engaged in discussions on other potential frontcourt additions, says Eddie Sefko of the Dallas Morning News, noting that both free agents and trade candidates are on the table.
- Within the same piece, Sefko quotes head coach Rick Carlisle, who refers to the team's roster-building process as "exciting."