Originally posted on MyTeamRivals.com  |  Last updated 8/8/12
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Dirk Nowitzki is in uncharted territory going into this NBA season. He doesn’t have his running mate of the past eight seasons in Jason Terry, and he also lost Jason Kidd, a guy who came to be very close to him. With a new cast of teammates, Dirk will have to adjust his game, but it should without question benefit him and the Dallas Mavericks. Dirk often spent some much energy down in the low-post trying to get a needed bucket for the Mavs at crucial times. This would cause the offense to get stale, with no flow and movement, and often resulted in poor shooting performances from Dirk and others. There won’t be a need for that anymore. The new acquisitions of Darren Collison and O.J. Mayo give the Mavs speed and quickness, especially defensively on the perimeter, something Dallas hasn’t had in what seems like forever. With Collison’s ability to get to the rim, he is going to be able to play a more effective pick-and-pop or pick-and-roll with Dirk. The signature pick-and-pop with Dirk...
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