Posted by tfoley36 on 8th May 2012
The Mavs title defense went about as well as most Mavs fans expected. The front office let a lot of key pieces walk in order to free up cap space. Defensive anchor Tyson Chandler went to New York, JJ Barea went to Minnesota and DeShawn Stevenson went to New Jersey. These 3 key players helped to raise the banner in Dallas. Mark Cuban wants to bring in big names to take some pressure off superstar Dirk Nowitzki. With Cuban not resigning these key pieces the Mavs limped through the regular season and were swept by upstart Oklahoma City. However this was not the postseason the Mavs hope to win this year. The need to win the offseason. They have a long list of superstars on their radar. The number one target is Deron Williams of the New Jersey Nets. DWill would come in and be the explosive point guard that would take the scoring load off of Dirk Nowitzki. Other possible free agents Dallas has in their sights are Steve Nash, Roy Hibbert and Ray Allen as well as bringing back their own free agents Jason Terry, Jason Kidd and Delonte West. With a starting 5 consisting of Deron Williams, Vince Carter, Shawn Marion, Dirk Nowitzki and Roy Hibbert with Jason Terry being the Sixth Man the Mavs would return to the top of the Western Conference and have title number 2 in their sights.