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As I mentioned, Dirk Nowitzki is a Top 20 scorer in NBA history and Dallas is in desperate need of his offense this season.
Although the Mavs haven't struggled scoring all the time, they have been very reliant on the fast-break score and the three-point shot to be successful—two unreliable scoring options.
Also, O.J. Mayo, their top option on offense, is struggling big-time as of late, as the wear of being the team's top scoring option seems to be getting to him.
Vince Carter, Shawn Marion and Darren Collison have all been up-and-down in their scoring production. The Mavericks need a consistent 20-point scorer.
Enter Nowitzki, who has increased his scoring each of the last three games, including 19 on Wednesday against Miami.
Once Dirk gets to 100 percent and reenters the starting lineup, his numbers should reach where he is accustomed to them being—amongst the top in the league.
Having Dirk to rely on will significantly upgrade the Mavericks' half-court offense and allow them to slow the game down and still be successful.