Originally written on Fox Sports Southwest  |  Last updated 9/13/12
Dirk Nowitzki says he's playing at least two more years. Who he plays with that second year, coincidentally the last of his current contract, and beyond is anyone's guess. When it comes to key personnel, the Dallas Mavericks could be embarking on their third straight one-and-done season. Tyson Chandler was the one that got away two years ago. (J.J. Barea hurt, too.) Last season was whatever it was. As for the 2012-13 collection assembled by Mark Cuban and Donnie Nelson for this campaign, it's inherently set up to dismantle. If anything, this group is fascinating. It doesn't have much sex appeal on the national level, not with what's happening in L.A., Miami and Oklahoma City, but there's definitely some intrigue locally. In a town consumed by the Cowboys and Rangers - or is it Rangers and Cowboys? - the Mavs are piquing interest. Bringing in Darren Collison, Elton Brand, Chris Kaman, O.J. Mayo and Dahntay Jones awakens the basketball junkie. Of those five, only two figure to be...
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