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Monday 11/23 Roundup

Dallas Mavericks looking to fire up offense | Eddie Sefko - DMN
"Stress is a relative term," he said. "You've always got to be very honest in evaluating your team and how you're playing, whether you're winning or losing. There were times last year when we were playing well and losing. We had to keep that in mind. "This year, in some of the games we're winning, we're not playing as well as I'd like. As far as keeping our eye on the ball, it's got to be about getting better. This is no time for complacency or feeling like we have anything solved because we really haven't."

The Come Up - Monday, Nov. 23 | Jeff Wade previewes the upcoming week of games
Lots of travel for Turkey week. Hopefully Shawn Marion can get back in the mix sometime during this swing. It go a ‘lil summin’ like this…

Dallas Mavericks being careful with development of rookie Rodrigue Beaubois - ESPN Dallas
"I kept talking to him [Beaubois] about momentum in his shot carrying forward instead of backward," Mathis said. "Finally, after about three weeks of working with him and saying the word momentum about 500 times, he said, 'I don't understand momentum. What do you mean?' ... Now, instead of it taking three weeks to ask the question, he'll ask right away." Beaubois has impressed coaches and teammates by picking up the team's defensive concepts pretty well in the early stages of his rookie year's Morning Donuts
I am going to continue to disagree with esteemed colleagues like Eddie Sefko who over the course of the last two seasons in the Rick Carlisle Era believe there is a key to bad 3-point shooting that must be unlocked. I guess my attempt at wisdom is unconventional, because my I am of a completely different opinion on the subject of Dallas' 3-point shooting: If a team isn't good at making 3's, a team should shoot FEWER of them.