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Dirk Nowitzki was asked about retirement plans the other day, on a local news report, and he himself, the great German was questioning how much he has left in his body.    Now that interview may or may not have provoked fear into some, or all Mavs’ fans after hearing that, but let’s be honest here, it’s not something that should come as  a surprise to anybody, we knew, that realistically, the 2011 Mavericks championship run was likely Dirk’s last shot, his last- realistic shot at glory, and this is whether or not Mark Cuban did have anything to do with “blowing up the Mavericks Championship roster”.       Though not even I can lie, that was a good team, and  when Nowitzki had his off-games in the Finals, and he did, he had his backup to count on.    In the monkey killer of  game 6,  Nowitzki struggled to look even okay.     He had backup; he  had Jason Terry.    The Mavericks, in case you have been living under a rock, no longer have Terry, anymore.    He’s not the only one they lost.      – –  –    And it shouldn’t take rocket science to figure out why others decided to leave the team.         A leader was aging, and hey, I guess you can’t completely blame them for leaving, they knew he didn’t have too much gas left.

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The Dallas Mavericks have still shown a tad bit of absence in the 4th quarter of last night’s game against the Hawks, as they lost 105-101. Josh Smith of the Hawks had huge night and violated the paint coming with an expense on the Maverick’s defense with 26 pts, 13 rebs, 6 assists.

 

Draft profile: Patric Young

Posted: February 12, 2013 by bryanthompson32 in NBA Draft
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Draft profile: Patric Young

Height: 6’8″ Weight: 250 lbs.
Class: Junior
College: Florida

Patric Young would benefit a team like the Mavericks mostly because this Mavs team doesn’t have the aggressiveness this man possesses. We all miss Brandon Bass and what he did for us on the stat sheet. Patric Young is a similar player and can contend with the modern, athletic Forward in today’s game.

Ratings:

Fundamentals: C-
Rebounding: B+
Post Dexterity: C+
Physical Abilities: A-
Physical Frame: A-
Isolation scoring: D+
Post resistance: A-
Perimeter defense: D+
Potential: B-
Shot blocking: A-

Overall Grade: B-

Statistics:

2012-2013:
10.8 ppg, 6.6 rpg, 0.9 apg

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Dallas would get lucky if they picked him up late in the second round, considering they dropped their 1st round draft pick in the Lamar Odom trade 2 years back.

This will be a gruesome fight for the Mavericks tonight as they travel to L.A to face the Clippers. But with Dirk back in the line-up, it’s time to make a signature move.

X-factor- Darren Collison. The Clippers will dominate you in so many ways if your point guard isn’t up to speed. Let alone, your guards in general. Plus,  Collison cannot turn the ball over tonight, the Clippers force the most turnovers in the league, but Collison and his teammates shown an improvement in holding the ball the last six games, turning it over just six times. Collison also needs to establish the pick and roll magic he had with Brandan Wright in the first quarter of the season, Blake Griffin can hurt you in so many ways on offense, but it’s his pick and roll defense that hurts his play the most.

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It’ll be interesting on how coach Carlisle will divide the minutes tonight in the front court with Brandan Wright coming back, and how many pick and roll plays will he run with him and Collison when they’re on the floor together?

Jae Crowder needs to step up his game tonight, and regain his magic he sustained in the first ten games of the season. Tonight, his defensive match-up will probably be Caron Butler for half of the game. Crowder needs to step up tonight, and shut down the Clipper’s aced ball movement around the rim.

Final Prediction: 

Clippers: 103 Mavericks: 96.

The statistics are all on the Clipper’s side with 13 straight home wins, but however, ever since 2013 has hit the NBA, they’ve slowed down a bit. Nonetheless, the Mavs are just not there yet, they have no identity, their defense can’t defend the perimeter, the offense isn’t at their normal aced level. It’ll be a close game to say the most.

Game gets started 10:30 E.T on Fox Sports Southwest and ESPN.

Mike James signs a 10 day contract

Posted: January 9, 2013 by bryanthompson32 in Acquisitions
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Mike James signs a 10 day contract

Early Tuesday afternoon, the Dallas Mavericks have announced that 37 year old veteran guard Mike James had signed a 10-day contract with the ball club. Although the 10-year veteran couldn’t attend practice while he awaited his physical, James and Mavericks coach Rick Carlisle seem to have already solidify up a role for the new guard to the young Dallas back-court.

Dirk Nowitzki made his very first start of the regular season Saturday night against the Hornets, but just came up short in overtime.