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As the old saying goes, "If it ain't broke, don't fix it."
After capturing that elusive ring, why alter the roster that finally accomplished this illustrious task? Obviously, with such a high payroll, it would be nearly impossible to retain all six free agents.
The Mavs could, however, focus their resources toward Tyson Chandler and JJ Barea—in that order.
Chandler's ferocious interior presence can be duplicated by absolutely nobody in the league (except for Dwight Howard) and complements Dirk's style of play perfectly. No way the Mavs win another ring with Brendan Haywood clogging up the middle.
JJ Barea, fresh off a phenomenal playoff performance, will be a hot commodity on the free-agent market, listing L.A., New York and Miami as possible destinations. As Jason Kidd ages, Barea will be relied upon more and more, and will eventually assume starting point guard duties. If Barea does leave, his incredible playmaking ability will be dearly missed, as well as his ability to penetrate on a team that relies so heavily on the jump shot.
If the Mavs were to pursue this option, it would more than likely mark the departure of Caron Butler and DeShawn Stevenson. Rudy Fernandez can fill part of the void for these two, and the Mavs could manage to retain their core group.
The question then becomes, does this aging group have enough gas left in the tank for one last championship run?