Mavericks Have Internal Competitions To Sort Out for Home Stretch

March 14th, 2010 by Alex McVeigh Leave a reply »
As the Dallas Mavericks head into the final stretch of the season, there is still much up in the air. Will the Mavs be able to hold onto the second seed? Or can they jump to the first, or fall to third or fourth?

Can they match up with the Lakers, Jazz, and Nuggets in the playoffs? Can they maintain the level of intensity that took them to 13 straight wins?

All those are external factors, but those aren't the only issues. The Mavs have a few internal matchups to settle before they can get about this business of winning in the playoffs. 

Let's take a look at three internal competitions the Mavs are facing.


1) Backup PG: J.J. Barea or Rodrigue Beaubois?

The Mavs drafted Beaubois to be the heir apparent to Jason Kidd, but the young lad has accelerated his development with some strong performances of late, as the Mavericks give Jason Kidd some rest. 

Beaubois features breathtaking athleticism with the ability to make jump shots and get to the paint at will. He is also a very good defender, able to keep up with quicker guards because of his foot speed, and he can contest shots from bigge ...

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