I still think a deal with Dallas is essentially us giving up on FA before it begins, AND handing them Dwight/CP.
The former kind of depends on what the market will present to us.
Getting Marion while also grabbing a SF of the future is a worthy tradeoff IMHO, as the big targets I had in mind, like Pekovic, don't seem to be realistic anymore.
The latter still depends on CP3 and Dwight, both of whom are whiny bitches and/or indecisive.
Dallas could have a clean payroll outside of Dirk, throw money at those two, and still have a decent shot of getting neither just because of how those two are.