Here’s a frightening thought, through Tim MacMahon of ESPNDallas.com:”You don’t get any better than Rick Carlisle crime, however, Carlisle’s offense got a lot better this offseason.”
Drink that one in.
Last season, Carlisle’s Mavs tied for second in the league having an offensive rating of 109, decimal points supporting the NBA-best Los Angeles Clippers, according to NBA.com. While the reduction of continuous facilitator Jose Calderon and genius sniper will sting, Dallas brought to soften the blow. And a few possessions can be absorbed by Monta Ellis as well, which won’t be a bad thing for the Mavs’ attack.
The major boost comes from Chandler Parsons, who will slot in small forward to absorb nearly all of the wing minutes Shawn Marion and Vince Carter shared. Tyson Chandler mans the middle of everything should be a better defense.
What Dallas has is fragile. It depends on the wellbeing and ongoing potency of Dirk Nowitzki, around whom an crime that is elite may be built. That is a remarkable thing to mention about a 36-year-old player, however Nowitzki is, himself.
He’ll be a defense-shredder in the post. And the remainder of the Mavs will play off him as the strings are pulled by Carlisle from the seat.
Doubt this set of vets.
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