This past week the Mavericks fell flat on their face. Let’s review last week’s games.
01/24- The Mavericks continue their recent failures against Eastern Conference with a loss to the resurgent Nets.
01/26- Dallas rebounds with a relatively easy win against the Pistons.
01/29- The Rockets visit the AAC without James Harden and were still able to handle the Mavericks.
It was only 3 games but these were 3 games the Mavericks should have been able to add to the win column. With two Eastern Conference opponents and the Rockets on a back to back with no James Harden, you would think they could sweep those games.
I had the opportunity to go the game against the Rockets. DeJuan Blair and Dirk seemed to be the only players that came prepared. I won’t even mention our starting center because of how awful he was.
Monta Ellis had his usual weak defensive performance but his offense was not enough this night.
It was a little heartbreaking to see Dirk have a vintage performance only to have no one support him on the offensive or defensive end. I watched Coach Carlisle try in vain to find a combination of players who showed consistent effort on the defensive end.
Like I mentioned earlier DeJuan Blair had that effort. He just doesn’t have the height to do it consistently.
This is very concerning Mavericks nation.
If this team cannot find a lineup to consistently provide some resistance, then it is time to start exploring trade options. Dirk is wasting those vintage performances on a team that doesn’t respect his greatness. He doesn’t deserve this sorry effort. He is being disrespected. Plain and Simple.
So it begins again tonight.
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