The Dallas Mavericks are now out the point where they are running out of chances to win with the current roster as players such a Dirk Nowitzki, Jason Kidd, and Shawn Marion are now well into the 2nd half of their careers. Can the deep draft in 2010 provide the Mavericks with hope for their future?
Returning Players- Dirk Nowitzki (PF – Player Option); Erick Dampier (C); Jason Terry (PG); Caron Butler (SG); Jason Kidd (PG); Shawn Marion (SF); Matt Carroll (SG); DeShawn Stevenson (SG); Eduardo Najera (PF); Jose Juan Barea (PG – Team Option); Rodrique Beaubois (PG)
Team Payroll (11 Players) – $84,013,850
Estimated Salary Cap – $56,000,000
Team Needs- Future frontcourt players
Position Needs – SF, PF, C
Analysis- Looking at the Dallas Mavericks roster, it is quite that easy to pinpoint what their needs are. With the rumors of Dirk Nowitzki opting out of the last year of his deal and Erick Dampier near the end of his career, the Mavs frontcourt is in serious need of an infusion. One second round pick at #50 is not going to solve these problems. The two options I believe they have here is to either look at an international player they can stash overseas for another year or two, or possibly swing for the fences with the best athletic big man left at this point. Of the internationals, the possibilities include Artem Zabelin, a 7-2 Russian big man and Paulo Prestes, a 6’10 Brazilian playing in
An intriguing option for the Mavericks would be to take a flier on Charles Garcia out of