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The Dallas Mavericks made a series of moves that we are late in breaking down.  Dallas is still on a championship hangover it seems.  Last year they lost Tyson Chandler and this year, they lose Jason Kidd and Jason Terry, leaving Dirk all by himself basically.  Mark Cuban and the Mavs were left with picking up scraps in Elton Brand (amnesty claused by Philadelphia) and Chris Kaman (free agent) as well as making the highest bid for OJ Mayo, the only player fairly young.  The gang breaks it down. Grade: C This is what you are suppose to do when you have recently won a title, have a payroll and still have a top ten player in Dirk Nowitzki.  I give them a C because that is what all average kids in life get.  Dallas is no different here, they could have done worse and they could have done better.  I like that OJ Mayo has that opportunity to be a leading scorer for a playoff team, a player many believe (not me) that he can be.  Elton Brand is going to ...
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