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What next for the Mavericks?

Discussion in 'Sports Zone' started by baj1dallas, Jul 4, 2012.

  1. RastaRocket

    RastaRocket Sanka, Ya Dead Mon? Ya Mon.

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    No, they are not a contender. Adding Joe Johnson does not make you go from one of the worst teams in the NBA to contender.

    22-44 last season. :laugh2:
  2. MC KAos

    MC KAos Well-Known Member

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    they are a playoff contender, and maybe a first round home court contender, but thats about it. they will be about as good as the pacers were last year, at best.
  3. jterrell

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    he wasnt about the glitz and glamour. he simply didnt trust our plan.
    the reason he liked us is he preferred to live and raise his kids in dallas.
    but he didn't trust the plan. he was scared dirk was leaving in 2 years and he'd have zero help. he saw the nets go well over the cap for the foreseeable future and laugh at the luxury tax.

    they had haywood on the radio before dwill's decision and he basically said with joe johnson and wallace thats a salty group. there was also a constant buzz that DH was going to the Nets and only Nets over his dead body. ---see my points above about nets leaks

    did DWill get bamboozled? maybe. will he regret his decision? i think so.

    can i hate the guy. no. i know he is a humble star and family man. not an idiot. he isnt getting arrested. the guy is playing golf on his vacations not boozing and womanizing.
  4. Cowboys&LakersFan

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    Mavs have a good, solid team.

    Darren Collison/Delonte West
    Vince Carter/OJ Mayo
    Shawn Marion/Dahntay Jones
    Dirk Nowitzki/Elton Brand
    Chris Kaman/Brandon Wright

    They'll most likely let West walk and make Roddy B. the backup PG.
  5. jterrell

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    they are definitely not a favorite in the east right now.
    they only have 10 players under contract.

    roster is very shallow. i think they are a .500 team... if DWill/Lopez are healthy all year.
  6. RastaRocket

    RastaRocket Sanka, Ya Dead Mon? Ya Mon.

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    It's possible the Mayo signing was a SnT. I expect Dallas to use their $2.5 mil exception on Delonte. Maybe we shipped out Roddy to Memphis. Just a guess.
  7. jterrell

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    IMO West is signed for the SME by tomorrow. He is still in Dallas and knew that offer was coming once they used all their cap space.

    Donnie stated after Brand they'd shoot for a "shooter". That's Mayo.

    Roddy B is trade bait. Folks in the Dallas front office do not think of him as a PG. He is Collison with less PG experience.

    West is a backup 1 and 2 who can actually play defense.
  8. RastaRocket

    RastaRocket Sanka, Ya Dead Mon? Ya Mon.

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    I agree. Although Roddy is a very good defender actually. Should look something like this. I expect Dojo or Roddy to be gone though.

    Collison/West/Cunningham/Roddy
    Mayo/West/Carter/Jones/Jones
    Marion/Carter
    Dirk/Brand/Wright/Crowder
    Kaman/Brand/Wright
  9. RastaRocket

    RastaRocket Sanka, Ya Dead Mon? Ya Mon.

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  10. jterrell

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    Also note JET hasnt signed with Boston. The Celts badly want that to be a S&T. Now that we have Mayo we have no reason not to assist the Celts.

    Could see a 3 team deal with Memphis, Dallas, Boston. Or any odd mix of the above. Jet didn't hold off signing for nothing.

    This was all a process. Everything has fallen perfectly for Dallas after the initial bodyblow by DWill. Mavs have played cards perfectly and may well end up with some additional rewards out of this Celts trade.

    Could see any of our bottom guys move for cap relief and also see a 2nd round pick come back from the Celts.
  11. jterrell

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    Roddy drew fouls at an alarming rate at times.
    He is a better defender than Collison though.

    PG: Collison/West
    SG: Mayo/Jones
    SF: Marion/VC
    PF: Dirk/Brand
    C: Kaman/Brand

    I think that is the 9 man rotation if healthy.

    10-12: Wright(4/5), Jared(1/2), Crowder(3/4)
    13-15: James(4/5), Dojo(1/2), (Cardinal??/4/designated fouler)

    Might see West start at PG for more defense actually. Also Coop suggests Jones could start at PG but play D-Steve like mins ~17. Could also see Dallas start Brand over Kaman for defense.

    Lots of fun stuff to play around with there. Wish I had nba 2k12 actually, lol.
  12. RastaRocket

    RastaRocket Sanka, Ya Dead Mon? Ya Mon.

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    It could definitely be a 3 team deal.

    I already have a team in 2k with all the trades haha.
  13. jterrell

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    bah, jealous....

    apparently mayo deal is just 4.5m no s&t but still a possible s&t with boston for jet. think dallas is right at cap now but well below payout level. just need to stay below payout level so could theoretically add salary for just this year under their plan.
  14. TheDallasDon

    TheDallasDon AegonTheConqueror-Now bend the knee

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    Same here dude lol
  15. baj1dallas

    baj1dallas New Member

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    Roddy is only a good defender when he remembers to try to be, which is about 40% of the time he's on the court..
  16. CATCH17

    CATCH17 1st Round Pick

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    He just needs confidence because that guy has an incredible skill set.
  17. Yeagermeister

    Yeagermeister Active Member

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    No need for a SnT OJ was a free agent
  18. jterrell

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    hope was s&t for jet not really mayo.

    mayo s&t could have taken some of the low end contracts off the roster freeing up more cap space.

    looks like no s&t's at all. in the end cubes was right.... cap space is king.

    he put together a full roster with cap space. intriguing team to be sure.
  19. juck

    juck Well-Known Member

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    Wow woke up to us signing Mayo on a 1 year deal for 4.5. very nice. Also we have the 2.75 mle for West. All of a sudden mavs are looking very strong.
  20. CATCH17

    CATCH17 1st Round Pick

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    Yeah. I don't know if the 3 ball will be falling in Dallas as much but we got depth and we got defense.

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