Mavs contenders or pretenders?

PER Diem: March 2, 2010

Updated: March 2, 2010, 12:15 PM ET
By John Hollinger |
Caron Butler Glenn James/NBAE/Getty ImagesThe Mavs are rolling after acquiring Caron Butler (4) and Brendan Haywood. But are they title threats?

Behold, everyone, our new Western contender … but you might not want to look too closely.