If The Mavericks Win…

If The Mavericks Win…

It’s far from certain that the Dallas Mavericks will win the 2011 NBA title, but if they do, their win will change the tenor of this offseason dramatically. I say its far from certain as teams who go on the road for games 6 and 7 with a three games to two lead, are only 4-3 in winning the title.

But if the Mavericks do win, then it changes the entire concept of roster construction in the NBA. The Mavericks are a superstar plus a deep cast of talented role players. Suddenly, the notion of Chris Paul leaving New Orleans or Dwight Howard leaving Orlando becomes a lot less pre-ordained. There are a lot more players at the overall talent level of a DeShawn Stevenson, Dwight Howard, and Jason Terry on the market than there are of superstar ability. A Dallas win would underscore the success that Memphis had was no fluke, and it will make the Lakers look that much more foolish for relying on the skills of Kobe Bryant and Pau Gasol to offset a subpar point guard rotation (Derek Fisher and Steve Blake, really?).

A Dallas win should give the fan bases of teams everywhere hope that their teams can draft a superstar and build around them smartly.

-MJ

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About jmartin437

I've worked in and around the world of high end cheese for 27 years. I've been everything from a department manager who hired and fired and trained staffs to a weekend warrior who shows up ties on an apron the middle of a rush and talks to customers and cleans up the place. I enjoy it all, and I especially like my current situation conducting informal seminars about cheese at area bars and in class at the 92nd St. Y. The current schedule is always up at thejoyofcheese.blogspot.com. In addition I conduct private events that are perfect to lead off birthday parties for foodies and sommeliers and also they make great entertainment for corporate team building events and associates meetings at law firms. In addition, I've been a freelance journalist for 27 years. Currently my profiles of leading musicians and filmmakers appear in the Wall Street Journal and www.theroot.com. I also wrote about sports for the Root, and for five loooong years, which included the entirety of the Isiah Thomas Knicks era, I wrote about the NBA for the New York Sun. I enjoyed writing about basketball so much that I now do it here at rotations for free.
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