DALLAS _ Because they waived Sasha Pavlovic after Saturday's game against Atlanta, the Dallas Mavericks need a new starting small forward.
Coach Rick Carlisle said he hasn't decided whether he'll insert Shawn Marion, Brian Cardinal, Ian Mahinmi or JJ Berea into his starting lineup tonight against Washington, while also juggling a few other spots around.
"I'm going to wait and announce it tonight,'' Carlisle said. "We've got a lot of options.
"With (the Wizards) with their size and athleticism, a lot of possibilities on paper look like they could be effective.''
If the Mavs start Marion, they're going to lose some of the punch they've gotten off the bench lately. Over the past three games, the Mavs' bench has scored 63, 48 and 44 points.
-- Dwain Price