Eddie Sefko, Mavericks beat writer for SportsDayDFW.com and The Dallas Morning News, answered questions about the team in a live chat Monday. Here are some of the highlights:Question: Do you see Wesley Matthews on this team past the trade deadline? Sefko: Probably. This is not a team that is looking for a fast fix to this thing. They are hoping Dennis Smith Jr. is the real deal and they can grow with him and [Harrison] Barnes and maybe [Nerlens] Noel. That, plus a winning season, would set the Mavericks up to be one of the few teams with good cap space next summer that could make a run at a couple free agents of note. It’s ambitious thinking, but trading Matthews would mean taking back some salary, most likely, and that’s something the Mavericks don’t want to do. I do believe Matthews is set up to have a better season than the first two he’s had in Dallas, which include his two worst 3-point percentages of his career. Question: If you have to pick one guy on this Mavs roster, besides Dirk [Nowitzki] obviously, who has the best chance to make it to the Hall of Fame one day? Sefko: At this point????? You’d have to go with Dennis Smith Jr. Obviously, former Maverick Jason Kidd is a no-brainer. But I can’t see Harrison Barnes or J.J. Barea or anybody else qualifying. Question: Do you think [Adrian] Beltre will ever get anywhere close to Dirk-level beloved-ness in DFW? Sefko: Probably not. Playing your whole career with one team is a big deal and ingratiates a player with the community on a grand scale. Don’t weep for Beltre. He’s been awesome and will be revered for a long time. But not like Pudge, I suspect. And certainly not like Dirk. Question: Which do you think is more impressive: Dirk hitting 30,000 points or Beltre getting to 3,000 hits? Sefko: No. 6 against No. 31? I’ll go with the sixth most in one sport as opposed to something that’s happened 31 times in the other cheap jerseys sport. Not to belittle the achievement. Hitting a curveball is the hardest thing in sports. But being No. 6 at anything in history is pretty unreal. Question: Do you envision Dirk playing any more center in his NBA career or is that all a thing of the past? Sefko: The way he moves? Where else can he play? Listen, it’s not an issue offensively. That’s not going to change. He’s still going to stretch the floor. But he has to guard somebody on the other end. The person who moves around the least is the likely person. But bear in mind, the NBA doesn’t have positions anymore. Bigs and Smalls. That’s about it. So he’s a big and will play like a guard, just like he’s done the last 10 years or so.