Now That Mavericks Are Healthy, Injury Bug Is Really Hurting Them

March 25th, 2010 by Alex McVeigh Leave a reply »
Remember the good times, Mavs fans?

Back on March 13, the world was our oyster. The Mavs had won 13 straight, despite crucial players like Jason Terry, Jason Kidd, Caron Butler, Erick Dampier and Brendan Haywood missing games. 

We all figured, "hey, this is just super, once we're all healthy, the Mavs are really going to start laying a beatdown on the league."

But alas, it wasn't to be. 

Now that the Mavs are finally healthy, the defense has slacked off, the wins aren't coming the way they used to and the team seems to not be clicking on all cylinders. 

People are missing defensive rotations, looking lost in the halfcourt sets, and resorting to bad habits that have haunted them for their career. 

While it's a bit disheartening to watch the Mavericks stumble after their awesome streak, I think it's just a delayed reaction to the stark realities that come with integrating new pieces into an offensive and defensive scheme. 

Caron Butler has found himself in a tailspin, other than a 27-point effort against Chicago last week, he's been shooting the ball poorly, including two sub- ...

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