In Art Garcia's article today there is a quote from Devin Harris that I think confirms the Mavs problems at the beginning of the season were entirely mental.
"We were just looking for that first win," Devin Harris said of the team's psyche in early November. "It's like we were waiting to self-destruct in the fourth quarter."
USA today has an article on Terry being a combo-guard. It's more for a national audience so most of it's not new to us. Except for this quote.
short pistons game preview by David Moore
Moore has a far more interesting article on Terry than what was in the USA today. Avery Johnson has officially become concerned about Terry's production. It sounds like Johnson is beginning to think that Terry might not just be in a slump but is instead being negatively effected by the way he is used in the offense.
Then you have Howard's natural offensive development. He has passed Terry as the Mavericks' second-leading scorer and is actively hunting for shots he once ignored.
Terry averaged 20.1 points in the eight games Howard missed with an ankle injury. He's averaged slightly more than 10 points in the games the small forward has been healthy. He's also averaged four fewer shots in those games.
But the fact the Johnson might be concerned makes me think that he might make a change. And there is really one way to get the ball in Terry's hands more and that's to play Anthony Johnson less.