Originally Posted by pastis
well dirk trained hard and talent has to be forged. you cant be sure, but give dirk 10 years of pop or phil...and its not crazy to say that dirk would have had 2,3 rings more.
Never know. Might not win any more...might win a lot more.
What I do know...is that giving Dirk 7 more teams of his career since 01 with a positive scoring differential with Dirk off the court would yield far greater results than we've seen in Dallas.
You combine that with Pop...yea...they'd be a crazy good combo.
And it's relevant today because once again the Mavs are looking like idiots putting a team around Dirk.
They put a great team around him in 03 and it's unfortunate that Dirk got hurt because it was a 50/50 chance at the title.
06 and 07 were good teams, but not great teams...and we had a shit coach.
11 was a great team (we got it by luck)...Nellie Jr. readily admits they wanted Al Jefferson and Tyson really just fell into their lap.
And since it's some smart moves and some terrible moves.
And overall it just hasn't been good....when your supporting cast averages a -3.2 scoring differential without the best player....that is not doing a great job building teams...no way around it.
Especially when the Mavs were never front loaded at all. We never had another star once Nash got hurt in 04.
So it would be one thing if we had a Shaq/Kobe or Lebron/Wade/Bosh or KG/Pierce/Allen...etc. If we had a front loaded dominant core, but we didn't even have that.
We just had a bunch of good teams...never dominant/great teams...luckily the ball bounced our way a few times in 11 and finally won...otherwise looking back now at the end would just be depressing.