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|What if Mavs keep pick?|
The leaguewide assumption is that the Mavericks will select Russian center Pavel Podkolzine if they still have the No. 5 pick when Thursday's NBA draft commences.
Not necessarily so, according to Mavericks sources.
The preference in the Dallas front office, sources say, is actually Luke Jackson. Although center is clearly the Mavericks' biggest need, questions about Podkolzine's mobility and long-term health have Dallas eyeing Jackson.
Indiana is another elite team after the Oregon forward, according to league sources. Those sources say the Pacers are willing to offer Al Harrington to Chicago in exchange for the No. 7 pick that the Bulls acquired Wednesday from Phoenix, with the idea of drafting Jackson at No. 7.
- Marc Stein