Thursday, June 26, 2008

Blow. It. Up.

There is nothing left to do than to blow up the Mavericks. Trade Dirk and Kidd and Josh and cut anyone else who isn't nailed down. Only an idiot looks at this team and says they are legitimate championship contender. Unfortunately, it seems idiots are running the Mavs. They are not in the same zip code as LA Lakers, New Orleans, or San Antonio. They are about to get passed (if they aren't already) by Portland and Golden State. The Mavs are about to be the Kevin Garnett led Minnesota Timberwolves, a mediocre team that gets kicked out of the playoffs in the 1st or 2nd round every year. A wise man once said "You are what you are." In 2007, the Mavs lost to the team that lost to the team that lost to the team that won the championship. In 2008, they stumbled into the playoffs then lost to the team that lost to the team that lost to the team that lost the championship. In terms of tradable parts they have Dirk, Josh, Brandon Bass, and, and, and.... what else? Maybe Kidd? The Kidd trade last year just looks worse and worse. Stackhouse is nothing. Terry is nothing. George is nothing. Jones is nothing. Damp is nothing. This team is done. I'm listening to the draft and Norm and Ben and Skin are talking about the 51st pick in the draft (Shan Foster from Vanderbilt) getting time on this team! Avery was a problem, but he was not THE problem. Changing the coach is rearranging deck chairs on the Titanic and this team is on it's way to the bottom of the ocean.


Chris said...

Right there with you, Rus. It was fun while it lasted, but this team's window is closed, and everyone is starting to figure that out, except those in charge. They are going to spend the next few years trying to get the mythical "last piece to the puzzle", just like Jerry did with the Cowboys from the late 90's while the team was going 5-11.

rus said...

You are exactly right about the Cowboys. At the end of the 90s Jerry Jones thought that if you could just add a couple of pieces to Troy and Emmitt, then Super Bowl, here we come!
Norm was saying last night, all you gotta do is put a couple of guys around Dirk then they'll be close to winning it all. I said only idiots think the Mavs are close to winning it all. Unfortunately, three of those idiots are Mark Cuban, Donnie Nelson, and Rick Carlisle.