Know Your Role: Mavericks’ Offseason Acquisitions Paying Dividends

November 17th, 2009 by Damian Jackson Leave a reply »
Over the summer and throughout training camp, the Dallas Mavericks stressed the importance of roster depth. So far in this young season, there has been a lot of pressure on the shoulders of German star Dirk Nowitzki and Sixth Man of the Year Jason Terry. With teams focused on stopping the Mavericks’ two man game, the weaknesses of the  Dallas Mavericks have been exposed.

Jason Kidd has pushed the tempo, called the plays, and distributed the ball, but a lack of offensive weapons has taken a toll on one of the NBA’s greatest quarterbacks.

Luckily, Dallas spent the off-season adding pieces to the core of Nowitzki, Kidd, and Terry. The shopping spree brought in veterans Shawn Marion, Drew Gooden, Quinton Ross, Tim Thomas, Kris Humphries, and rookie Rodrigue Beaubois.

Josh Howard continues rigorously rehab his surgically repaired ankle after his return to the team lasted just three games before he was back on the sidelines.

Recently, center Erick Dampier became ill over the road trip in Detroit and has missed the last two contests.

Last year, Dallas did not have the supporting cast to pick up the slack when injuries kept c ...

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