Offseason player targets – Mavs

From an Eddie Sefko article, a list of possible offseason acquisitions for the Mavs. A sampling below, with my comments:

Jason Richardson – yes, please
Gerald Wallace – didn’t he just sign a long-term deal?
Corey Maggette – meh…
Ron Artest – please no
C.J. Miles – a diamond in the rough?
Eduardo Najera – so Corby can resurrect the song

Flotsam and jetsam fill out the list: Matt Barnes, Pietrus, Earl Barron, various other bargains, eggs, beans, and five.

9 thoughts on “Offseason player targets – Mavs

  1. mario

    How can you “meh” Corey Maggette?! I would kill to get that guy. Jason Richardson would be great, and I’d like to add (if you can get him on the cheap as a reclamation project) BIRDMAN ANDERSON!!

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  2. chris Post author

    What is up with the obsession with the Birdman? Josh Hamilton is doing fantastic in D/FW…should we push our luck?

    I honestly don’t know a whole lot about Maggette. On the other hand, I’ve seen Jason Richardson kill us with regularity. And, J-Ho is from North Carolina, so maybe a trade back to Charlotte would make sense?

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  3. chris Post author

    To be clearer: what I know of Maggette hasn’t made any huge impression on me, let’s put it that way. Cuban has a blog post up from this week. Says they turned down a deal from the Clips at the deadline…no names mentioned, but who could it have been?

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  4. Mario Post author

    The Birdman thing has everything to do with the one thing they all say Dallas lacks – athleticism. Plus you can probably get him for a vente latte.

    Also, I know it’s hard to watch the Clips on a regular basis, and even if they were on it’s still hard. However – when I last watched Mavs-Clips, Maggette was the only guy worth anything on the court who wasn’t born in Germany. He was slashing to the basket and getting to the foul line – imagine that for the Mavs.

    Devil’s advocate says maybe the deadline deal was Chris Kaman (sp?)

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  5. chris

    But…explain to me why you are so high on Andersen’s athleticism. As I recall, he was a marginal player to begin with. Why do you believe he’s the magic elixir after two years of inactivity following hard drug use?

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  6. Mario Post author

    As you recall? I don’t know which Birdman you were looking at, but he was very above-average athletically the few times I saw him. Who knows, maybe those nights he was hopped up on crystal meth?? That might be the reason as opposed to talent.

    I never said he brings us a magic elixir or a championship. I would just like to see for a change a guy here who can jump out of the gym, and that’s what I saw from the Birdman. At the very least he might be the cheapest option to try to get that kind of guy.

    Find me another guy, even a gamble like BA, that we can get so cheap and I’ll swing my support to him rather than continually beating you down with the Birdman. I can tell it’s a bit irritating, so that’s just motivation to continue 🙂

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  7. Mario Post author

    Yes. Of course, to do that, you actually have to be IN the dunk contest, which I don’t recall any Mav doing recently and in itself demonstrates some atheticism.

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