Mavs coach Rick Carlisle praised swingman Antoine Wright after Day 2 of training camp, saying the fourth-year former Texas A&M star has the ability to put the ball on the floor and create plays, something Carlisle said he hasn't seen out of the others.
Shooting guard will be one of if not the most interesting positions to watch throughout the preseason. Jason Terry would seem to have the edge as a starter, although his size, 6-foot-2, sometimes isn't desireable against certain matchups.
Jerry Stackhouse has come to camp in the best shape he's been in in some time. He, Devean George and Eddie Jones -- who's started off camp with a tweaked hamstring -- are all looking to rebound from injuries last season. Wright and third-year swingman Gerald Green are looking to have breakthrough seasons.
That's a lot of players for Carlisle to spread a limited number of minutes, so competition should be pretty fierce. Carlisle made a point about the depth noting that he'll need to use plenty of bodies throughout the season if the Mavs are to successfully play the desired up-tempo offense and hard-line defense.
It should be fun to watch.
-- Jeff Caplan