Sometimes, you have to trust your sources.
What I'm hearing is that the Mavericks are very likely to end up with Marcin Gortat, despite the 6-11 center's comments online to the contrary.
The players are not normally the ones that hear first that they are being kept or sent on.
All I can say is that the Mavericks seem pretty darn confident about this thing. I'm not saying there is a deal here. But I think the fact that Donnie Nelson has known Otis Smith since the Golden State days may help the situation here.
They know they are going to have to do business down the road.
Bottom line: Gortat is going to be a Maverick. That's the betting favorite right now.