Mavs must utilize all their options

Dallas has a deep bench and plenty of possibilties. How the Mavs use them will be crucial.

Updated: October 22, 2003, 11:10 AM ET
By Marc Stein |
Editor's note: Here's a glimpse of the good -- and the bad -- that could happen to the 2003-04 Dallas Mavericks.

Eduardo Najera
Eduardo Najera is a key component of the Dallas bench.
Best Case Scenario
Three things need to happen for the Mavericks to keep their top-four slot in the West and perhaps even sneak past San Antonio for the Midwest Division title.

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