Have at 'em, y'all!
- Bill Ingram from HoopsWorld takes a look at the Mavericks as legitimate contenders in the West this year, despite what many have been saying to the contrary.
- Sean Deveney of Sporting News thinks that O.J. Mayo might be the new star in Dallas. He wonders if Mayo doesn't just need a change of scenery to live up to his potential.
- ESPN Dallas' Tim MacMahon tells us that Mr. Mayo is quite impressed with Dirk Nowitzki's work ethic. Why should anyone be surprised that Dirty is already working hard? He was so out of shape last season, and we all know he doesn't make the same mistake twice.
- Eddie Sefko of Dallas Morning News tells us about Darren Collison and how he feels that playing with Chris Paul has helped him to elevate his own game.
- Kelly Dwyer of Ball Don't Lie looks into Mark Cuban's comments that we should wait before declaring the Lakers CHAMPIONS OF THE WEST! (dramatic flair intended). I don't tend to disagree.
- Holy cow,Dwyane Wade said something nice about Dirk. No, really. He did.
- If you haven't already checked out the compilation of NBARivals pieces, you probably should. Some smack was talked.
- SHAWN MARION IS AN ABSOLUTE BEAST.