Optimism via Harrison Barnes

The first seven games of the 2016-2017 season are in the books and the Dallas Mavericks are in a very unfamiliar situation as they sit at a mere 2-5. It’a hard to believe that with all the terrible teams the Mavericks threw out on the court in the late 80s and early 90s (pre-Dirk) that this season is the first time in franchise history that the team started a season at 0-5. The Mavs may be in exotic territory with their recent start but the play from Harrison Barnes is reason enough for Mavs fans abroad to remain optimistic.

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Rick Carlisle addressed the media about the Mavs, see what he had to say…

The Dallas Mavericks’ head coach Rick Carlisle has never been one to mince words. The popular, well-respected coach, now entering his 8th year as head coach, led the team to it’s only NBA Championship in 2011 and last year agreed to a five-year contract extension worth $35 million that begins next year.

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Why Dirk has his best supporting cast since 2011

The Dallas Mavericks just had their Media Day yesterday which means that training camp is right around the corner which means the NBA season is only about a month away! This was another ‘interesting’ offseason for the Mavs but there’s reason to be enthusiastic with this team heading into the 2016-2017 season.

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Salah Mejri will play a major role for Mavs this season

Not many people thought Salah Mejri would be playing a major role in the Mavs making the playoffs last season, however thats exactly what he did. Mejri was signed by the Mavs on July 30 2015, agreeing to a multiyear deal for the veteran minimum salary. At 30 years old, Mejri has had a long journey to making the NBA.

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The Mavs have started a youth movement this offseason

The Mavs offseason wasn’t looking too good when Hassan Whiteside and Mike Conley turned down the Mavs and resigned with their original teams. Chandler Parsons then signed a max contract with the Memphis Grizzlies, leaving the Mavs with very little options.

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Defying the odds against us

All season long this Mavs team has been doubted, predicted by many to finish last in the Western Conference. After game 1 against OKC no one expected the Mavs to put up much of a fight, Parsons, Barea and Lee all out with injury and with Deron Williams playing with a sports hernia the questions was more of could the Mavs even cover the 14 point spread? But this Mavs team showed they have no quit in them.

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