The early word in free agency – and admittedly we’re
less than an hour into it – is that the Mavericks really are hot to work
on Atlanta’s Joe Johnson.
There are no guarantees. Far from it. But owner Mark Cuban
is in Los Angeles, ostensibly to help filming an episode of The Entourage. He’s
there and so are a ton of agents and players, including Johnson and Amare
Stoudemire, among others.
So while we don’t know what’s going to happen in
the next few hours, we do know that it’s still the shank of the evening
We’ve heard too many comments that the Mavericks’
No. 1 target is Joe Johnson. Don’t know if that’s the right target,
but it appears to be the target.
With that in mind, it’s going to be interesting what
the Maverciks’ brass tells Dirk Nowitzki on Thursday afternoon when they
meet with him.
We’ll keep you update, because things could change
quickly from here on.