Originally posted on MyTeamRivals.com  |  Last updated 9/15/12
With a projected five new rotation players, the Dallas Mavericks are already showing signs of a team coming together, building chemistry before training camp begins. O.J. Mayo was amazed to see Dirk Nowitzki already training for the upcoming season at the Mavericks practice facility, a welcome sight given Dirk’s lack of a regimen during last year’s lockout season. “He was in here working out and staying in shape. It was a crazy, crazy thing to see because he’s a franchise player and he was here early like it’s his first or second year,” Mayo said. “I think that’s enough said there.” A guy in Mayo who is arguably underachieving so far during his NBA career seems in disbelief at the work ethic of Dirk Nowitzki. That bodes well for Mayo, as Dirk can teach him the nuances of succeeding in the NBA. Mayo might not have had that during his time in Memphis, and he will no doubt have good mentors in head coach Rick Carlisle and team leader Nowitzki. A guy who is willing to learn from an NBA...
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