Dallas Mavericks Falling Apart
Dallas Mavericks are falling apart an Mark Cuban's to blame.
HoopsVibe's Very Quick Call: Apparently one ring was enough for this owner and now he wants his money back.
Mark Cuban is one of the 500 richest people in the world according to Forbes magazine. He made his money in technology, which was his passion for years. Then his passion became the Dallas Mavericks and he became one of their biggest cheerleaders always urging them on and passionately getting involved in games, but this too appears to have possibly passed with his winning his first championship ring.
Ever since the Mavs have won the NBA Championship they have started sucking. Last off-season they unexplainably didn't resign key defensive big man Tyson Chandler who went on to become the Defensive Player-of-the-Year with the New York Knicks and J.J. Barea, the speedy point guard that created matchup problems for numerous teams on the Mav's march to a championship. Last off-season the Mavs only got weaker.
And this off-season they appear to have the same strategy. They recently lost Jason Terry to the Boston Celtics. Terry was a critical part of their championship team and has hit numerous clutch shots for Dallas over the years. It is difficult to understand what the Mav's off-season strategy is besides saving money. I'm sure getting rid of all their expensive players will save them money, but I can't understand how it will bring them wins. It still remains to be seen if they can even hold on to veteran guard, Jason Kidd, who has a strong interest to play with his friend Deron Williams in Brooklyn.
The only upside to is the Mavs have an ton of salary-cap room. The downside is there might be no one left to spend it on.
The only real key player they aren't in jeopardy of losing is Dirk. This is a team and an organization in crisis. They were tossed out of the playoffs last season in the first round and would be extremely lucky to even make the playoffs now that they don't have Terry. The Mavs better hope for an off-season miracle with all that money they saved or else they can look forward to a 2012-2013 season with a lot of loses.
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