Hollinger's Insider Gems: Nov. 5, 2008

Five observations as we head into Wednesday night's games.

Updated: November 5, 2008, 2:30 PM ET
By John Hollinger |
Half a dime on the rest of the league:

1. Dallas' shooting guard shuffle took another turn Tuesday, and I think the Mavs might stick with this arrangement for more than 24 hours. Jason Terry started in the backcourt with Jason Kidd, terminating the idea of making Terry a sixth man, and Jerry Stackhouse took most of the spare minutes. I know the Mavs were enamored with the idea of bringing Terry's offense off the bench, but he can play more minutes as a starter and it enables him and Kidd to switch assignments on D.