Forget P.J. Brown and C-Webb for a moment. The next roster decision the Mavs will likely make concerns Pops Mensah-Bonsu. The Mavs have until Aug. 31 to release him, making him a free agent, or his contract extends through next season.
The second-year power forward, undrafted out of George Washington, is extremely likeable and he works his rear end off. The fact the Mavs signed Brandon Bass earlier this summer had to be a sign that Pops' future with the Mavs wasn't a sure thing.
There's definitely some interest around the league in the 6-foot-9, 240-pounder, but I still think the Mavs would like to see him stick.
Pops, who spent a good deal of time last season as a rookie in the NBDL, would love to stick, too.
"I'm a Maverick; I'm going to be a Maverick," Pops said during last season's NBDL All-Star game, which he was named the MVP. "We're on a very deep team, so as competitive as I am, I am not really as mad that I'm not getting a lot of time because we obviously have the best power forward in the game (a guy named Dirk), and the best team in the NBA.
"I'm on a good team, so I can't complain about not getting a lot of minutes. My time will come, and I have to pay my dues."
The clock is ticking.