If Dirk plays almost 82 games they may barely make the Playoffs....otherwise, don't even think about it !
I expect the Mavs to miss the playoffs again. The top 6 seeds should be locks (Spurs, Thunder, Clippers, Rockets, Warriors, Grizzlies) and I believe the Nuggets, Timberwolves, and Trail Blazers have better teams (when they're healthy, of course). Hell, the Pelicans might be better. The Mavs could easily be last place in the Southwest Division.
Maybe 8th seed if they stay healthy, more likely they miss the playoffs. They have potential to be a fairly good defensive team, but there are going to be a lot of nights they will have a hard time putting points on the board. Won't be a hard team to defend. Be aggressive w Dirk and just play disciplined D.
What do you expect him to say? that his team is going to suckl? That all the team's effort to get top tier free agents failed miserable and it was forced to settle for table scraps? The only surprise the Mavs will give is if their maintain the same 41-41 record from last season.
I'm sorry but I expect the Mavs to miss the playoffs. I think there are better western teams that will be fighting.
the over/under on the Mavs is 46 and im taking the under. If no 41 can get more than 41 wins, can it get them in the playoffs... maybe. Im looking at Minnesota to be the 8, but the Mavs could possibly eek in and that wouldn't surprise me
@slapdoghoops Noone expected him to say anything like what you suggested.