Only the true, old-time Maverick fans will remember that Marcin Gortat is not the first center that the Mavs have tried to wrangle from the Orlando Magic.
A very reliable source reminded me today that, back in the early '90s, the Mavericks tried to get Stanley Roberts from the Magic.
By the way, the reliable source was Brad Townsend, our intrepid Dirk-Cristal digger who covered the Mavericks all those years ago.
Anyway, the Mavericks tried to get the beefy Roberts, who had a serious wait problem: he couldn't wait to eat.
Fortunately for the Mavericks, that one didn't work out and Roberts went elsewhere.
This time, the Mavericks appear to have a better shot at succeeding with Gortat.