Deron Williams to the Nets: Why the Mavs Might Not Make the Playoffs Next Season

July 3rd, 2012 by Nikhil Baradwaj Leave a reply »
Without a doubt, this is not what Dallas owner Mark Cuban expected one year ago when the Mavericks won their first NBA Championship.

Dallas had just shocked Miami and it seemed that the sky was the limit.

It was only time until this team would be able to build their own super-team and contend for a title. They made the cap space open, when they decided to not sign Tyson Chandler and JJ Barea.

Both blossomed in their new situations and the Mavericks tanked, as the defending champions were swept in the first round.

Yet, next season looked promising. The Mavericks now were faced with the chance to fulfill their dream of signing a big-name free agent.

It seemed like it was meant to be. Williams was the hometown kid who was going to rescue the Mavericks next season. Instead, he chose the bright lights of Brooklyn.

Not only did Dallas lose out on Williams, but they will also lose their sixth man in Jason Terry.

The question begs to be asked, are the Mavericks a playoff team next season?

With the current pieces, the answer to that question might be a no. With the Spurs, Thunder, Lakers, Clippers, Grizz ...

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