Re: Are we sleeping on the Mavs?
posted at 7/29/2012 7:16 AM EDT
Dallas has a lot of assembled veteran talent but it's going to be really difficult for that team to come together and make any kind of noise. Yes, still missing Chandler in a big way... with nowtizki, brand, carter, collison, beaubois, Kaman, Marion, mayo, jianlian, west, etc. though their talent level is right there though...
Like the Wolves too and Kahn has been insanely busy, but it's a real work in progress and yes, they are seriously lacking in quality depth.
Rubio is a huge key and we'll have to see how he comes back from his injury, but they also have Love, Barea, Ridnour, D Williams, Pekovic (underrated), Budinger, Cunningham, Kirilenko. Don't know much about the Russian Shved but he's supposed to have some talent.
Don't think they're crazy about Williams so he'll probably go eventually (they are dumping recent high draft picks left and right) and they are too small in the backcourt. I'd like to see them move Ridnour and bring in a big 2 to compliment shved. They are really susceptible with Barea and Ridnour on the court together and Rubio is no stopper himself. Also need some more quality bigs to help out Love and Pekovic. A playoff team, but they need three or four more quality players to even win a series probably.