Dirk wants to win.
Let me rephrase that: he’s been winning with the Mavs, but not good enough to be a Finals contender.
No offense to the Mavericks’ fans, but the last few years haven’t been working out championship-wise, which brings to the fact that Nowitzki will most probably leaving.
And even though the Mavericks have until June 1 to make a contract extension, it’ll most likely not happen.
So what does this mean for Dallas if Dirk leaves? It does open up cap-room, and coming July 1, the Mavericks could go for LeBron James.
Now this might be crazy to you, and I know: it’s crazy to me too. “LeBron James with the Mavericks, you kidding me?”
Yes, I know. But it opens up cap-space. If James leaves the Cavaliers coming July 1, the Mavericks could offer a sign-and-trade.
Along with that, Mark Cuban could shut his mouth, since he just got fined $100K for his comments about getting LeBron. But he could be right. What if LeBron wants to win there?
To me, it’s not going to happen. Not at all. But, for sure, it will make Mark Cuban lure for LeBron James a lot more.
But even though I don’t see James in a Mavs’ uniform at all, who else could be there?
The Mavericks could maybe offer a sign-and-trade with Joe Johnson. It would be a great fit in my books. But if Johnson wants to win, is the Mavs the right place?
With a possible chance of Nowitzki leaving, could the Mavs play like they usually do? Those questions keep jumping to my mind.
Could the Mavericks do a sign-and-trade with the Memphis Grizzlies for Rudy Gay? Hey, it’s possible there. With a bunch of rumors of Rudy going to the Los Angeles Clippers, why not him going with the Mavs, huh?
But no matter what happens, if Dirk Nowitzki leaves, the Mavs are going to have to sign at least somebody.