Cuban: Gooden is best fit for present

Updated: October 6, 2009, 11:44 AM ET
By Tim MacMahon | ESPNDallas.com

DALLAS -- If Mark Cuban got what he wanted, Marcin Gortat would have been wearing a Dallas Mavericks uniform during Monday night's preseason opener at the American Airlines Center.

That's not the way things worked out. Gortat remains Dwight Howard's backup after the Orlando Magic surprisingly matched the Mavs' five-year, $34 million offer to the restricted free agent center this summer.

Yet Cuban believes the Mavericks are actually better off for the immediate future, thanks to the ...

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