Mavs out of Dwight Howard sweepstakes

Dallas Mavericks owner Mark Cuban told ESPNDallas.com and other local media via e-mail on Friday that the Mavericks have been notified that they are out of the Dwight Howard sweepstakes.

"Got word we are out of the DH sweepstakes. We gave it a shot and it didn't work out . It was truly an experience. At some point I will post our video and presentation we made."

Cuban also said he had no knowledge of the free agent center's decision on a team.

"I have no idea what team he is going to," Cuban wrote in the e-mail. "They wouldn't tell me."

"So it's on to Plan B."