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The Dallas Mavericks defense of their 2011 NBA title is over after being swept by the Oklahoma City Thunder Saturday night. There was a lot said about how the Mavericks title defense was not an all-in proposition because owner Mark Cuban wanted to be a player in this summer's free agency. That is why they did not sign Tyson Chandler to a long-term deal, why they let J.J. Barea, Caron Butler and DeShawn Stevenson suffer similar fates (though Barea and Butler got paid, so maybe suffer is not the right word to use).  The Mavs face some tough situations this summer as well.  Many have written that the plan for the Mavs was to sign Deron Williams and Dwight Howard. Plan A is out the window, at least for this summer since Howard opted in to the final year of his contract. Williams is still a possibility though, which would mean the Mavs would have some tough decisions on Jason Kidd and Jason Terry. Jeff Caplan with ESPN Dallas writes Kidd is leaving his options open, including hoo...
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