So you're wondering what the Mavericks are up to and various media outlets in the area are acting like someone like P.J. Brown is fascinating news?
really. The Mavericks are still interested in Brown, who is deciding whether or
not he wants to play, Chris Webber and sign-and-trade possibilities like
Mickael Pietrus of
But Mavericks GM Donnie Nelson makes it clear that whoever the Mavericks sign is going to add depth and not much more.
"The bottom line is guys we're talking
about," Nelson said, "they are accent pieces. So what you don't want
to do is add a piece, a guy that's going to play a support role, and all of a
sudden he gets bent out of shape either because of money or attitude or playing
Translation: The Mavericks have a good group of guys and a deep team. They do not want to mess with chemistry. So they'd like to add one of the above, but if they don't, they'll be OK with that, too.
-- Jan Hubbard