Do the Mavs really need a center?

Insider's Chad Ford breaks down why the Mavs may actually be better off without a big man lurking in the paint.

Updated: October 21, 2003, 9:59 AM ET
By Chad Ford | NBA Insider
The shock of the Antoine Walker-for-Raef LaFrentz swap wore off in the shower this morning.

Philosophy and wisdom often come in those quiet early morning hours spent in the bathroom, and you have to wonder whether that's where this deal was hatched for Mark Cuban and Don Nelson.

Cuban and Nelson have been shucking conventional basketball wisdom from years. You don't do creative thinking in a board room. You do it in the bathroom.

Chad Ford

ESPN Senior Writer