So far, Mavs have made the right moves

Although a few minor moves are necessary, the Mavs don't need to change the core of their team to win big.

Updated: August 5, 2003, 3:27 PM ET
By By Terry Brown | NBA Insider
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 future.

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.