Tuesday, October 9th, 2012 at 3:45 pm  |  12 responses

Dirk Nowitzki Thinks the Mavericks are in for a ‘Tough Year’

Unlike Dallas Mavericks newbie Elton Brand, Dirk Nowitzki realizes that by missing out on the big free agents this summer, contending for an NBA title might be out of reach for the Mavs. Via a Q&A with Hoopshype: “Do you feel the Mavericks are any closer to the top teams in the Western Conference following last summer’s moves? Dirk Nowitzki: ‘Well, the summer started very frustrating. We went after Deron [Williams] and he decided to stay in New Jersey. Then we were thinking maybe Dwight [Howard] might come to Dallas and he went to Los Angeles. And then Jet [Jason Terry] and J-Kidd decided to leave, which really hurt me because they are great friends of mine. So the summer started pretty frustrating but then I think we turned it around a little bit. We made some nice moves. I like [Chris] Kaman, I like [Darren] Collison and [OJ] Mayo in the backcourt, I like Elton Brand as a backup for me or Chris … That makes us competitive, but it’s going to be a tough year. Oklahoma and L.A. are definitely the heavy favorites in the West.’”

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  • danpowers

    the mavs have a nice team but imo dirk really deserves a better supporting cast than that

  • http://twitter.com/Jzakoni Verified Account

    poor dirk, was nice while it lasted

  • Marshall Island

    This is the time that OJ will shines… still a good team in west.

  • patrick

    How bout something weird…….Dirk to the Bulls?!

  • KPT

    how bout this.. my dick in your mom’s mouth..

  • pops

    A supporting cast of Mayo, Collison, Marion, Kaman, Brand, and West is a lot better than Mo Williams and Daniel Gibson.

  • danpowers

    and much worse than having deron williams or dwight howard on your team

  • Timothy

    Hey KPT?! where are you from..? i wanna punch your face…

  • Yi-Cheng Chen

    I dun think anyone’s gonna pity the mavericks.

  • Yi-Cheng Chen

    no offense but lol.

  • Cole

    Is anybody else having a problem while using the site on an iPhone and a D-Rose ad pops up every 2 seconds? Sorry slam but it really just makes me not want to use the site.

  • http://www.facebook.com/qcollingwood Interdico Scriptor

    what site? iPhone what?? tell me more!!!