Dallas Mavericks thread: Got Wood

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BEEG

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Maybe it's time we have a serious chips all in for Durant.

Price has probably dropped he is 34, I'm not sure we can get it done with what we have.

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I watch games like today and see Tatum and Brown then watch Luka go at it alone.

Seriously I beg you Cuban don't let us go into the last year of a contract and just expect to sign a all star.

I really think Derozen is gettable atm with the drama at Chicago.

Reggie Bullock please go away.

Reggie’s awesome…he just never hits shots before January 😆
 

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It's amazing you just know he isn't hitting the open shot, I shake my head at how many assist Luka should really get a game.

Spot on

I’m certain Reggie, Dodo and Maxi will come good from deep though and when they do, our offence will look better and we’ll be able to put teams away so Luka can rest a little late in games

we’re just currently missing Brunson’s role as a second iso scorer to steady the ship when Luka tires…I’m still confident we’ll sort it out and I don’t want the front office to make any panicky, all-in moves

It’s true that we’ve not done well with list building since Luka arrived in 2018 but that’s not on Nico and Kidd…they took us to the WCF in their first year and I’m interested to see how this season unfolds
 

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I think the team will be fine but I do have questions on the front office.

Some big mistakes in McGee's contract/signing and the way we lost JB for nothing. Something else I'm also forgetting.
 

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I think the team will be fine but I do have questions on the front office.

Some big mistakes in McGee's contract/signing and the way we lost JB for nothing. Something else I'm also forgetting.

I can't see Luka being at Dallas unless we find a second star, I could see him and Jokic at Miami/LA in 5 years if both teams aren't contenders.

Cuban needs to lift.
 

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I think the team will be fine but I do have questions on the front office.

Some big mistakes in McGee's contract/signing and the way we lost JB for nothing. Something else I'm also forgetting.

Brunson was Donnie Nelson’s error…he offered him a non-standard contract to save…yep, you guessed it, for cap space that we didn’t end up using (sound familiar?!?)

That meant JB was an unrestricted rather than restricted free agent…and I don’t believe the PR that he might have accepted an earlier, lower offer from Dallas

Agree that McGee’s a mistake but he’s cheap and may yet play a small role in the playoffs…I mean, for $6m, you shouldn’t expect a starting centre

My point is that Nico/Kidd still deserve the benefit of the doubt…it’s Cuban’s judgement I’m concerned about…he’s the common thread through all the terrible list management decisions 😳
 

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Brunson was Donnie Nelson’s error…he offered him a non-standard contract to save…yep, you guessed it, for cap space that we didn’t end up using (sound familiar?!?)

That meant JB was an unrestricted rather than restricted free agent…and I don’t believe the PR that he might have accepted an earlier, lower offer from Dallas

Agree that McGee’s a mistake but he’s cheap and may yet play a small role in the playoffs…I mean, for $6m, you shouldn’t expect a starting centre

My point is that Nico/Kidd still deserve the benefit of the doubt…it’s Cuban’s judgement I’m concerned about…he’s the common thread through all the terrible list management decisions 😳
Nico could have traded him before the deadline.

Kidd's rotations are horrible. Team has already learned all it can from him IMO.

Drafting Green over Bane (who wanted to play in Dallas) a pretty big blunder also. Despite Green improving lately.

Imagine Bane and Luka together right now.
 

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I think the team will be fine but I do have questions on the front office.

Some big mistakes in McGee's contract/signing and the way we lost JB for nothing. Something else I'm also forgetting.
Ah yes I remember what I was forgetting.... The signing of Facu. Completely stupid to sign someone that inept at shooting and waived a week or two later. Just a really poor decision.

******* up the offer to Dragic as well was another mistake. He would have played with us if we gave him a decent role (basically his role in Chicago now). Front office ineptitude all round really, just a complete misunderstanding of the roster and it's capabilities and weaknesses. Nico and Cuban just addressed the wrong areas of the roster.
 

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