Jan 29, 2014; Dallas, TX, USA; Dallas Mavericks power forward Dirk Nowitzki (41) makes a jump shot over Houston Rockets small forward Chandler Parsons (25) during the first half at the American Airlines Center. Nowitzki finishes with 38 points. The Rockets defeated the Mavericks 117-115. Mandatory Credit: Jerome Miron-USA TODAY Sports

Dallas Mavericks Week in Review: Mavericks Disrespecting Dirk



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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Tags: DeJuan Blair Dirk Nowitzki Monta Ellis Rick Carlise

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