Looking Into The Aging Dallas Mavericks Squad

November 15th, 2010 by Hardcourt Mayhem Leave a reply »
I’ve said many times to people who are interested that the Dallas Mavericks are a short-term threat in the NBA. What this essentially means is that they are a team that is built to win now but not in a year or two. They remind me of the Dallas Cowboys in all honesty. Both are filled with veterans on their last legs and look good on paper, but probably don’t have the wherewithal to win it all.

I rate Dirk Nowitzki, I really do. I think he’s a tremendous power-forward, the best-European big man shooter of all time maybe. I do think however that his chance at a title is dwindling.

I look at the Mavericks and this is what I see.

Caron Butler: 30 years old

Jason Kidd: 37 years old

Shawn Marion: 32 years old

Dirk Nowitzki: 32 years old

Jason Terry: 33 years old

Brandon Haywood: 30 years old

A lot of their key players are aged 30 years and older. Now this doesn’t mean they cannot win, but it does mean that they are less likely to be relevant for much longer.

Don’t get me wrong—I think Dallas is a threat this year (if they can ...

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