NBA Western Conference: Southwest Division Offseason Summary

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Apr 26, 2015; Dallas, TX, USA; Dallas Mavericks forward Dirk Nowitzki (41) celebrates during the game against the Houston Rockets in game four of the first round of the NBA Playoffs at American Airlines Center. The Mavericks defeated the Rockets 121-109. Mandatory Credit: Jerome Miron-USA TODAY Sports

Dallas Mavericks

Last season summary: 50-32, L, First Round vs Rockets


Offseason Addition(s): Deron Williams, Wes Matthews, Zaza Pachulia, Samuel Dalembert, Javale McGee, Jeremy Evans, Justin Anderson, Satnam Singh

Offseason Subtraction(s): Tyson Chandler, Monta Ellis, Rajon Rondo, Richard Jefferson


The Good: The Mavericks have several great three-point shooters

The Bad: Dallas’ interior defense should be among the NBA’s worst.

Concern: Which Deron Williams will the Mavericks get?

Prediction: T-4th in the Southwest

Note: Unless Wes Matthews can recover at an accelerated pace, and if Chandler Parsons can suddenly emerge this season as one of the best two-way players in the NBA, it appears the Dallas Mavericks are destined to miss the playoffs. DeAndre Jordan’s indecision, fair or not, might’ve set this franchise back five years. 

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