Well is there one?...
….none that I see.
Okay let’s try and break this mess of a team down.
One of there first moves was to resign an aging Jason Kidd back to the roster with a three year deal. My question is why?
He is coming off his worse season basically ever. His points, rebounds, assist, steals, field goal percentage, 3 point makes dropped, some drastically. He’s 36, slow, reluctant to shoot, coming off a horrible year and Mark Cuban gives him a 3 year deal for 25 million?
My friends I ask you….Why???
Then he decided to pursue and sign Shawn Marion. That’s an understandable move I guess at first glace….but it could have been better. What Shawn brings to the team is versatility and a above par defense. But when you look at the stats some may start to cry.
Shawn put up a messily 13.5 points the last three seasons, two with the Miami Heat and the other with the Toronto Raptors. Then you look at the games he actually played. He’s only 31 but missed 161 games out of the last 264 playing a weak 28.3% of the games for the last three seasons. Marion has had a back injury, strained groin, and season ending foot injury in the last 3 years. So they pay money for one of the most fragile players in the league?
Then to make things even better Cuban signed up Tim Thomas and Drew “no more goatee” Gooden. My friends the dumb just got dumber.
I have no idea to why he signed these guys. Yes there are some okay players there but that’s not my problem, my problem is different. They Have this kind of a roster….
PG: Jason Kidd/ Jose Barea/ Rodrigue Beaubois…? Never heard of…
SG: Jason Terry/ Matt Carroll
SF: Josh Howard/Shawn Marion/Greg Buckner/Tim Thomas/Shawne Williams/Quinton Ross, who no one seems to want
PF: Dirk Nowitzki/Shawn Marion/ Kris Humphries/Tim Thomas/Ahmad Nivins/Nathan Jawai/Drew Godden
C: Erick Dampier/Drew Godden/Ryan Holland/Nathan Jawai
….now I’ll be honest and tell you I rarely watch the Mavs unless a better team is playing them. But when you look at this roster doesn’t it seem just a wee bit off balanced?
You have 5 guards for your backcourt, but your frontcourt has 13 players. Okay they have 18 players to there roster, I thought you could only have 15? Even once he gets down to 15 the players aren't excatly watch you need to get back to the Finals. I have no idea what this man is doing, I’m really really trying to understand?
To make matters even worse, the only ones becoming free agents form this mess of a NBA squad is Tim Thomas, Ryan Holland, and Quinton Ross. But that is in two yeas. Until then the players he has assembled will stay put unless waivered or traded.
The last time this team was good was in the 2005-2006 era when Avery Johnson took them to the promise land (the Finals) for the first time in franchise history. They lost in seven games to the underdog Miami Heat, after that the wheels started falling. They were kicked out of the playoff by the number eight seed Golden Warriors. Soon after this some of the players like including Dirk blamed the coach for their post season lost. So Mark Cuban needing to fire someone to look like he was fixing problems and fired arguably the best coach they ever had, Avery Johnson. They then lost in the first round to the Hornets next year. They then beat an injury weakened Spurs to only get kicked out by the Nuggets in the next round with little fight. This franchise needs to get rid of Mark Cuban but it may already be too late.
He has signal handily drove this franchise into the ground?
My advise to Mav fans?
Get a new team.