>> Wednesday, July 8, 2009
A busy NBA off-season continues with even more off the court action continuing. The Mavericks are attempting to land Shawn Marion in a proposed four team trade. The only hindrance at the moment is the inability to find that final team to join the Raptors, Mavericks and Grizzles to complete a deal.
The Mavericks continue to try to improve a roster that managed to win fifty games last season and are intent on remaining a player in the rugged Western Conference. If Mark Cuban eventually lands Marion, he'll join a core of Dirk Niwotzki, Jason Kidd, Jason Terry, Marcin Gortat and Josh Howard. That nucleus, while aging and full of veterans, has the ability to make another strong run in the playoffs in the 2009-2010 season.