* Brandan Wright is not only in the line-up. He’s starting! Anthony Randolph is coming off the bench. What’s more, Wright will start off guard Antoine Wright, the Dallas Mavericks’ 6-7, 215 pound small forward. Why, you ask? So Stephen Jackson can guard Dirk Nowitzki.
I can’t say I like that. I know Dirk is the best player, and Jax is the best defender, and the two have history. But that PF guarding the SF stuff only works when the PF is really a SF. In this case, Wright will be pulled out of the key, his comfort zone, to chase around Wright. I’d rather have him on Dirk. At least he has the length to contest Dirk’s shot. Maybe in certain spots, especially down the stretch, i would put Jax on Dirk.
* Maggette is out. He has a sinus infection. He was a feeling bad at shootaround. He came to Oracle tonight but he left early. Never even dressed.