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Obviously the news today has to start with Dirk's comments.  As a Mavs fan, you have to love Dirk.  We also shouldn't start trying to figure out who we should spend all that money on.  After all,  Marie pointed out this summer that Dirk said he had no plans of extending his contract and planned on retiring or looking at other options after 10/11.  A lot can and will change between now and then.  So for now, let's just appreciate Dirk and his awesomeness.

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Dirk wasn't the only one saying things that Mavs fans love to hear.  Mark  Cuban chimed in as well.

"There's only one goal every year and that's to win a championship," Cuban said. "And if you're not going to win it right now, what puts your team in the best position flexibility-wise going forward? That was the question and [the trade] was the answer."

"We can do whatever we want to do [in 2010]," Cuban said. "We'll basically have Dirk [Nowitzki] and Jet [Jason Terry] on the books. Other guys can opt out and we can sign them after the fact."

"Our commitment to our fans is that we'll never be a team with 40-something wins for more than one year," Cuban said. "We're either going to be really, really good or we're going to be really, really bad [and get a high draft pick]."

Merry Christmas Mavs fans.