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This is the second to last in a mini-series detailing what Dallas Mavericks fans should be most concerned about heading into the 2012-2013 NBA season.
Before the countdown ends next Monday, here is the second most concern:
Can the Mavs’ big men stay healthy, fulfill expectations and provide consistent low-post offense and defense?
The Dallas Mavericks have been lacking a low-post offensive threat down low in some time. Besides Tyson Chandler, the Mavs also haven’t had a consistent shot-blocking and intimidating big man on defense.
The Mavs have the potential for a good mix of both going into this season, in Chris Kaman, Elton Brand, Brandan Wright, and rookie Bernard James.
But there are questions regarding all of them and if they can contribute in a big way to help the Mavs contend.
None of them are extremely tall, big, or dominant, a la Dwight Howard or Andrew Bynum, arguably the two best big men in all of basketball. This foursome for the Mavs seem to have more questions surround...
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Dirk Nowitzki may only play two more NBA seasons according to his Twitter feed. He would retire at age 36 if that were to happen. Nowitzki’s career was of course topped off with his NBA championship two seasons ago. Now that he has the icing on the cake, pondering retirement at age 36 makes sense especially seeing [...]
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Chris Kaman is teaming up with Dirk Nowitzki again, but he doesn’t seem to have basketball on his mind right now.
“Chris has definitely hit me up for all my hunting contacts…he wants to bag a white-tail deer and go hog hunting, so I’m working on that.” – Mavs President of Basketball Operations – Donnie Nelson
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It does not qualify as "breaking news,'' exactly, because Dirk Nowitzki's commitment to the Dallas Mavericks is well-known to include his two more contractual years and then a "Mavs Fan For Life'' relationship after that one that likely includes an extension of the 34-year-old superstar's...
In this week's adventures with Dallas Mavericks center Chris Kaman, Chris had a little bit of car troubles and had to change a flat trailer tire on his way to Dallas.Check out his tire-changing techniques in the below video:(Courtesy of Sweater Punch)
A source close to Chris Kaman tells me, 'He's in every day working hard. He wants to be a good player on a good team and prove critics wrong.' That's part of the three-pronged argument (one emotional, two statistical) that Mavs staffers are making privately regaring Kaman in Dallas - maybe a perfect fit for a rewrite of the cliche, 'He wasn't born a Texan...
“2 for sure and then see how I feel.”
- Dirk Nowitzki
That doesn’t leave much of a window for Mark Cuban, does it? Bringing in a champion PG and consistent center would have put Dallas back in the mix. Instead they let such pieces leave to Boston, Brooklyn and New York.
Dirk Nowitzki also said he wants to play at least two more seasons.