Dirk Finally Gets His Help: Dallas Finally Gets It Right

February 14th, 2010 by S. Wentworth Duncanson Leave a reply »
Last week, I was in the midst of writing an article on Josh Howard, and how his career has deteriorated at his own hands.

I also was writing about how Mark Cuban and the Dallas Mavericks seem to make wrong move after wrong move when it comes to free agent signings and trades. Then, in the middle of All Star Saturday night, which they are hosting, they made the best move they've made since acquiring Jason Terry. On top of everything, they're not going to overpay for underachievers, which is what they've done for the last few years. That fault was accentuated when they crumbled in the Finals in 2006.

Whether it was Erick Dampier, Jason Kidd, or more recently Drew Gooden and Shawn Marion, they never made the right move or fixed the right problem. Until yesterday. Between their loss in the finals to Miami or their upsetting loss to Golden State the following year, the one thing Dallas has always lacked is toughness. That problem was finally addressed.

When Josh Howard finally broke into his own in the 05-06 season, he looked like that reliable second option or sidekick that Dirk had been lacking. A semi-tough slasher who could rebound, defend, an ...

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