Dirk Nowitzki: It's a little disappointing obviously. We're only two years removed from a championship. This was a tough year, as tough as it gets for me, being out for almost two months. The good thing is, it's easier to turn a franchise around if you have cap space. You can go for free agents, you can go for a big sign-and-trade. We could be a lot worse off and be locked in on a bunch of contracts. And we've got the draft. This is a big summer for us. I think Cuban is as fired up as me. I've been to the gym a couple of times working out already; I see him in his little box suite, going to work already.
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