DALLAS MAVERICKS – Current Record (11-26) / Since Last Time (5-7) Resolution: Tank like a Panzer III The Mavs are 4-6 over their past 10 and have been playing pretty solid ball. Crazily enough, they’re only 4.5 games outside a playoff spot. The organisation has tried year after year to stay competitive for Dirk’s remaining years, but they are so deprived of young talent that they would be best served tanking out this season and adding a top 5 pick to this roster. Perhaps see what you can fetch on the trade market for tired veterans like Deron Williams, Andrew Bogut and Devin Harris, who no doubt would prefer to play for a winner by this stage in their careers. They’ve found a keeper in Barnes, and Matthews has returned to some of his better days – but the way forward is to take a step back.