The Dallas Mavericks have won at least 50 games since the 2000-01 season and they are a great regular season team, but they have been suspects and not the prosecutors when it becomes playoff time in the NBA.
The playoffs are approaching and I see no different results from the Mavericks in this postseason. They will be the third seed in the West if they can hold on to the one-game lead that they have over the Oklahoma City Thunder, and they will potentially play the current sixth-seed in the New Orleans Hornets.
"If we had to pick and choose on it, we would probably say 55 percent Dallas, 45 percent Oklahoma City, only because Oklahoma City is athletic like we are and they have two great players," Denver coach George Karl told Ian Fitzsimmons of ESPN 103.3 FM's Galloway and Company.
Even coach Karl agrees with me that the favorable match up in the playoffs would be against the Mavericks, and every playoff team should feel this way.
Since losing in the 2005-06 NBA Finals, Dallas has been bounced out in the first-round in 3-out-of-their-last-4 playoff appearances.
Despite having superstar and future Hall of Famer in Dirk Nowitzki for 12 seasons, the Mavericks have never won an NBA championship and have only been to that lone NBA Finals in 2005-06.
They have improved this year, but history and being without Caron Butler indicates that the Mavericks will not be in uniform come June.