Originally Posted by loochy
The Mavs are such a toss up that it's ridiculous. It'll still be a month and a half until Dirk comes back, who knows how long Kaman will stay out, and we have a bunch of 1 year contract guys. The 1 year guys might show up and play hard for a contract or they might mail it in because of lack of team unity from knowing that they won't be here next year. However, if anyone can make it work, it's Carlisle. That guy is a badass coach.
Yep, there's a reason guys like Collison, Mayo, Brand, etc. were allowed to walk by their former teams. However, Carlisle is so damn good he may very well mold this team into a competitive and consistent group. They won't be able to beat the upper echelon teams when those teams play well, but that's still enough to win 40+.