FRISCO, Texas By trading back a couple times during the first round of Thursday night's NBA Draft, the Dallas Mavericks were able to save some money. That's obviously a good thing when your top offseason goal is to land star center Dwight Howard.
But exactly how much money did they save?
"I forget the exact amount, but we saved some money," Mavs owner Mark Cuban said. "We got enough to go to 7-Eleven."
Cuban was at Dr. Pepper Ballpark on Friday to take some practice swings before Dirk Nowitzki's Heroes Celebrity Baseball Game on Saturday. The Mavs owner didn't get into specifics when questioned about the team having enough space to sign Howard. Cuban also declined getting into details about individual free agents because of fear of being fined by the league.
However, he did say: "We're going to go out to L.A. We've set a meeting date with a couple of different players."
"We made it clear to everybody that we're exploring different options," Cuban said. "It's just not one appro...