If the playoffs started today, the Dallas Mavericks would be the No. 5 seed out West. But if you've watched them play this season, this team is a far cry from the one that rallied together to win the NBA championship with team basketball and great defense.
This is a team of streaks. It's a team that lost four straight in April last year including losses to the Los Angeles Lakers, Golden State Warriors and Portland Trail Blazers, the eventual first-round matchup. And we all know it turned out OK on that front.
However, this Dallas team has some young talent and new faces being counted on to make a trip back to the NBA Finals to defend the title. If the postseason started today, here are five Mavs not ready to bow up and fight.