The Dallas Mavericks didn't win an NBA title last season. Odds are,
they won't win the franchise's first title next season. But by
not making any hasty moves this offseason, they may have given
themselves the best chance to win that title in the very near
Let's not forget that this is the same team that tied the San Antonio
Spurs, the team that did win the title last season, for the best
record in the entire league at 60-22. That was a year after the
Mavericks went 57-25 after going 53-29 the year before that and 40-42
the year before that.
But when you go from 40 wins to 60 wins in four seasons, any further
gains during the regular season are, most likely, going to be
incremental and may not even show up in the standings.
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