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So much is made of the NBA trio's in the league recently, that Chris Broussard has ranked the the top 10 trios.  While Donnie Nelson seems to think that Dallas's trio can "run with the best of them", reality of the situation in Dallas might put Kidd, Josh, and Dirk in a tier of teams a bit lower than that of the top 3 or 4 teams...

  1. Boston
  2. Spurs
  3. Lakers
  4. Houston
  5. New Orleans
  6. Suns
  7. Detroit
  8. Mavs
  9. Wizards
  10. 76ers

8. Dallas: Dirk Nowitzki, Jason Kidd, Josh Howard
Man, I'm giving the old trios lots of credit. I'm going to go out on a limb and say that Rick Carlisle and an offseason of meditation will help these three mesh better. Like Phoenix and Detroit ahead of them, they're done contending for rings, but they can certainly play better than they did last season. Almost went with Washington and Philly over them, but I had to admit that in the East, Dallas would be a force.

In ranking the trio's, I find this to be about right.  If you notice, Utah or Portland both didnt make the list.  Portland is understandable at this point, because we don't know what to expect, and Utah doesn't really have that 3rd guy to complete it's trio.  I guess it goes to show how much Williams and Boozer carries that team.


Bill Ingram says that the Mavs have practically been blinded by the fact that the Kidd trade and (lack of moves) this season, has caused them to go from first to worst

You would think so from the way the Mavericks have approached the offseason. To date they've made no trades, and spent their entire mid-level exception on Gana Diop. Granted, they needed a back-up center and loved what Diop brought to the table on the defensive end during his tenure as a Maverick...

So far. . .nothing. Mavs GM Donnie Nelson tells us he'll fill the final two roster spots with young players from the summer league squad and call it good...

So how exactly will the Mavericks be competitive next season?  Apparently they're hoping for a miracle.

Frankly, the Mavericks are holding onto the playoff berth most likely to be claimed by the Portland TrailBlazers.


Tim Cowlishaw also suggests the playoffs are no given for the Mavs, tells us his thoughts on the Artest deal, and where the Mavs rank in the West.

The Mavericks had no chance of getting into the Artest sweepstakes because, among other things, they lack a No. 1 pick in the 2009 draft which the Rockets were willing to trade to Sacramento...

Are the Mavericks even capable of reaching the first round?

They were a No. 7 seed a year ago and, other than a possible upgrade at coach, the Mavericks have done little to dramatically improve their club.


Faz released, and is now a FA


Cuban has to pony up and pay Nellie his 6.3 million...  check out GSoM and what they have to say about it... Always a fun time over there when it concerns the Mavs.


And I couldnt resist this...