DALLAS - The Dallas Mavericks have been dealt into the high-stakes Dwight Howard game as Orlando is granting negotiation permission to three teams: The Lakers, the Nets and the defending champs, who are attempting to reload quickly as they start camp with discussions with Vince Carter, more tinkering with Tyson Chandler's departure to the Knicks, offers to Orlando for Howard and an eye toward adding another premier puzzle piece in Deron Williams.
Sources confirm to DallasBasketball.com and FOXSportsSouthwest.com the on-the-record report from SI.com that Howard agent Dan Fegan has permission to explore an exit from Orlando with the three franchises atop his wish list.
If you are a Mavs follower and your first cynical thought is, "Aw, Dallas doesn't have enough to give,'' you are thinking too small and you are thinking too fast. Don't get ahead of yourself here.
First, take a breath. Next, consider the title your hungry team just captured. Third, note that the sky is not falling. A...