NBA Offseason Buzz: Dallas Mavericks
With a retooled roster, Mavs' season may revolve around veteran PG Jason Kidd
Complain if you like that owner Mark Cuban spent too much money re-signing Jason Kidd or acquiring Shawn Marion or adding Tim Thomas and Drew Gooden, but consider two things first: It's his money and the Mavs now enter the season, to borrow from the Euro RSCG Worldwide Agency, as The Most Interesting Team in the World. That's far better than The Most Looking-Over-Their-Shoulder Team in the World, which is what they've been ever since losing the 2006 title with a 2½-game Finals lead and then getting bounced in the 2007 first round as the No. 1 seed. Rumblings are they still might not be done dealing -- or spending, what with Erick Dampier having a fat (and attractive) expiring contract.
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2009 NBA OFFSEASON BUZZ
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