UNIVERSITY PARK, Texas --When the Dallas Mavericks open the preseason Tuesday night at home against the Washington Wizards, there will be interesting areas to observe, such as who starts at shooting guard and small forward, as well as the anticipated debut of rookie Dominique Jones.
But, the most heated competition going on will be for the 14th spot on the roster and the important role as backup power forward behind Dirk Nowitzki. OK, so maybe that role is better defined as backup backup power forward because small forward Shawn Marion and center Tyson Chandler are expected to play the bulk of the minutes there during the 13 minutes or so a game when Nowitzki is not on the floor.
Still, outside of Nowitzki, the Mavs don't have a true
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