From winning the NBA Championship to barely squeaking into the Western Conference Playoffs and being swept out of the first round by the Oklahoma City Thunder; it was a drastic drop-off for Mark Cuban and the Dallas Mavericks. For the first time in quite a while, the Mavs enter the off-season with some cap flexibility and could be due for a roster makeover.
Dallas Mavericks (36-30 last year)
2011-12 Season Summary:
It really isn’t that shocking that Dallas dipped off like they did since they were missing several key pieces from their title team. To put it bluntly, the replacements just didn’t get the job done while some of the key veterans from the ‘10-’11 team underachieved which were contributing factors to their disappointing season.
Dirk Nowitzki saw his numbers slip a bit but still played at a high level while Jason Terry and Shawn Marion provided solid contributions in their roles. The tank continues to approach empty for veteran floor leader Jason Kidd. His 39-year old l...