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Dallas Mavericks 2012: The Dirty Half Dozen and Evaluating the New Lineup

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Dallas Mavericks 2012: The Dirty Half Dozen and Evaluating the New Lineup
ACHTUNG, BABY! BACK TOGETHER AGAIN, NOWITSKI & KAMAN

The dismantling of the 2011 Mavericks Championship team is not a decision I would have supported even in the unlikely event that the planets had aligned and both Deron Williams and Dwight Howard had ended up on the roster—to me, that would have been luck. Retooling has given way to something more along the lines of rebuilding now that the most desired high-profile free agents have committed elsewhere.  

One thing Dallas has remained consistent about is staying the course in regard to staying under the salary cap in the hopes of making a splash in the free agent market, which will now be a focus for 2013.

In the meantime, fans have remained hopeful of somehow fielding a competitive team around Dirk Nowitski, who has himself said that he's too old for rebuilding.

With losses primarily from free agency coupled with retirements and trades, the next Maverick team to hit the court will be barely recognizable from the champions of 2011. So far six new players will be joining the team though the draft and trades. Here's how the current roster looks to be shaping up by position. 

UPDATE FRIDAY, JULY 13:  The roster now has seven new players with the addition of Elton Brand and the Mavericks remain interested in Luis Scola and Jose Calderon. 

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