The Mavs' first win of the season was great, and i was a timely moment to celebrate for. New Year is coming and it's a sign that the Mavericks and its fans should not panic at all.
The first three games against Miami, Denver and Oklahoma City that resulted in losses were difficult to swallow, and we all know that adjustments have to be made. I would never blame the management nor its players for these losses because no one wanted to lose. This is the case for the 11 50-win seasons of the Mavs who showed consistency every regular season and this one should not be different. There are changes for every team, and all goes through the same thing, adjustment.
As I watched NBA TV's The Beat, the people on the show talked about the losses the Mavericks faced against the first three teams they faced. As they talked about the moves on their personnel in which the Mavs did not re-sign Chandler, Barea and Stevenson, they pointed out how these people would have significantly changed how the Mavs play D. But as they talked this with TNT's Steve Kerr, he pointed out that this move by the organization was good, because it was seeking for a more productive and longer competitiveness by staying flexible for the next free agent class which included Dwight Howard and Deron Williams. I agree with Kerr saying that someone needs to continue the winning ways of the Mavericks as the greatest Maverick of all time Dirk Nowitzki is aging along with the vets in former All-Stars Kidd and Marion along with key players Jason Terry and Brendan Haywood. The Mavs are not in the position to make a long-term championship contention with the aging roster that they have and that is why Mark Cuban has decided to wait for a more worthy pickup in the coming offseason. To me, good move.
And as for the season, hey it's just three games. Just three. You can tell that 3-0 or 4-0 teams like the Heat or the Thunder or the Blazers are having a great start, but they would eventually fall. No one has gotten 82-0, right? Let me tell you this, if those teams lost all their remaining games and the Mavs won the last 63 games, would we all panic at all? I don't think so. The Mavs still have their core along with the deepest bench in the NBA. You may say old and weak this regular season, but when the playoffs arrive, you'll say age and experience. These Mavericks may not be as athletic as the Thunder or as high-powered and fast as the Bulls and Heat, but come playoff time, these players will come through crunch-time and will take these kids to school.
The regular season never mattered for these Mavericks. That is why in this compressed 66-game season, 15 players in that roster will play in order to give rest for the main core of guys who will play later in the playoffs fresh Look at the roster. It's made for the playoffs. It always was. Don't judge the Mavericks now. Don't ever panic against the Mavs now. This is just the regular season. And hey, it's just three games.
The Mavs never look in the season. They always have their sights in the playoffs.
So for now, don't panic.