At least that’s what Chad Ford at ESPN.com says. As much as I want to believe he’s wrong, he makes a pretty convincing case that the Mavs will have gone backward this off-sesaon, as Zac has said on this very blog. Ford’s lead paragraph speaks for itself:
Two seasons ago, the Mavericks were an elite team in the NBA and had the league’s best record. Coming into this season, the Mavs no longer look like a contender. In fact, there’s a chance they might not even be a playoff team in the wild, wild West.
For his reasons why, as well as other off-season winners and losers, go here.