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Mavericks Fire Johnson

Two years ago, Avery Johnson led the Dallas Mavericks to the NBA finals. The Mavs were up 2-0 versus Dwayne Wade. Wade single-handedly beat the Mavericks. Shaq was on the floor but really wasn’t a major factor in their championship win. Since then, the Mavericks have come up short. They lost to Golden State in the first round last year. I’ll re-type that. The Dallas Mavericks lost to Golden State in the first round of the playoffs. This year they showed the heart of deer as they got spanked by the New Orleans Hornets.

The Mavericks need to make some major moves in order to get back to where they were two years ago. I think that firing Avery Johnson was a good move. Next, give Jason Kidd his walking papers. Then, find a guard who is young and who will take the ball to the hole. We need a guard that will dish to Nowitzki or shoot the teardrop that Tony Parker has made famous. We need a guard who can breakdown a defense like Steve Nash. Oh yeah, we traded him. We need a guard who can play some defense and stop Chris Paul and other quick shooting guards like Devin Harris. Oh yeah, we traded him too. I’m not saying that we have made some stupid trades but WE have made some stupid trades!!!

Why is Jason Terry still sitting pretty for the Mavs? In the crutch, he has folded time and time again. He seems to have all of the skills to expect the ability to play great defense and to be a dominant player in this league, but he has to be able to crank it up a notch. Two years ago, he carried the team in a couple of playoff games. Dirk wasn’t shooting well. Terry stepped up. Where was he this past week? What about against Golden State? You have to refuse to lose.

Mark Cuban is in a tough spot but he is the owner. He needs to figure out where to go. He needs better talent on the Dallas Mavericks. Dirk Nowitzki is 30 years old and has proven that he can play, but he really cannot carry a team in the final three minutes of a game. Jerry Stackhouse can do great things, but sometimes his head isn’t in the game. Getting ejected during an elimination playoff game should be grounds for being fired from the team.Devean George – bye. Juwan Howard – see ya. Eddie Jones – bye. The Mavericks need to clean house. What are we going to do with Dampier? He is one of these invisible 7 foot centers. Why? Find a 7 footer who can move inside and score.

The Mavericks have been too content. They need to make major moves to prevent two to five more years of almost being great.

By |2008-04-30T22:33:37-04:00April 30th, 2008|Sports|Comments Off on Mavericks Fire Johnson

A Few Sports Items

  • The Dallas Mavericks are on their way to losing in the first round, again. They have clearly fallen since their finals appearance two or three years ago. Chris Paul is single-handedly torching them. I’m still not sure why any one would actively go and get Jason Kidd. We sent Devin Harris, a young, super quick defender and up-and-coming star to the Nets. Paul is clearly making Kidd look old and slow. There was no defense which Coach Avery was supposed to be known for. It reminded me of when we traded Dale Ellis to Seattle. He came back and destroyed the Mavericks in the playoffs.
  • Rumors are flying that the Dallas Cowboys are planning on trading up so that they can get Darren McFadden. In my opinion, that would be a mistake. We need a quick fast running back to compliment Marion Barber. We need another wide receiver to go with T. O.. There are some rumors that we could work a trade with Detroit that would bring Roy Williams to the Boyz. The Cowboys need another cover corner. The Pacman deal has been on the back burner for over three weeks.
  • Congratulations to John Smoltz for getting his 3,000 strike-out. He is only the third player in Major League history to get all of his 3,000 strike-outs with the same team.
  • Finally, back to basketball, what happened to the great Phoenix Suns? They added Shaq to prove… what exactly? They are down 2-0. Like the Mavericks, they are looking like yesterday’s news.
By |2008-04-23T16:17:05-04:00April 23rd, 2008|Sports|Comments Off on A Few Sports Items
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