Here’s a scary idea, through Tim MacMahon of ESPNDallas.com:”You don’t get any better than Rick Carlisle offense, however, Carlisle’s offense got better this offseason.”
Drink this you in.
Last year, Carlisle’s Mavs tied for second in the league with an offensive rating of 109, decimal points behind the NBA-best Los Angeles Clippers, according to NBA.com. Dallas brought to soften the blow, while the reduction of facilitator Jose Calderon and ace sniper will sting. And a few possessions can be absorbed by Monta Ellis also, which won’t be a terrible thing for the Mavs’ attack.
The boost comes from Chandler Parsons, who’ll play small forward to consume almost all of the wing moments Shawn Marion and Vince Carter shared. Tyson Chandler mans the middle of everything should be an improved defense.
What Dallas has is delicate. It depends upon the continuing and wellbeing potency of Dirk Nowitzki, around whom an offense that is elite can be built. That is a remarkable thing to mention about a 36-year-old player, but Nowitzki is, himself remarkable.
He’ll be a defense-shredder in the place. And the rest of the Mavs will play him off as the strings are pulled by Carlisle from the seat.
Doubt this group of battle-tested vets.
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