The Mavs Are Cratering. And, Yep, the Butler Did Indeed Do It.

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So me and Charles Barkley call the Dallas Mavericks the best team in the NBA, but when I come back from vacation the whole thing's in shambles.

What the what?!

I believe when I left they were 23-5 and had just completed a season sweep of the Miami Heat.

Now? Entering tonight's home game against Portland, they've lost three of four and are without Dirk Nowitzki again and Caron Butler, possibly forever.

UPDATE: It's surgery. It ain't good. It's over. And from what I'm hearing, pencil in the Sixers' Andre Iguodala as a possible replacement.

Things were rolling along smoothly at Oklahoma City when Nowitzki awkwardly stubbed his toe and twisted his knee. But in Milwaukee, while watching TCU beat Wisconsin, I also saw Butler crumple to the court with an ugly injury.

Mavs still haven't released the results of tests on Butler's right knee, but it looks and smells like a torn - or at least partially torn - patella tendon. Ouch. That not days or weeks, it's months. It may, in fact, be the season.

Butler, is a free agent after the season.

Just when the Mavs were re-establishing some cred and anxiously awaiting the return of Roddy Beaubois to climb another level, shit happens. Nowitzki is still hobbling, Beaubois is still a month away and without Butler, the Mavs' momentum - if not their season - has come to a screeching halt.

Somebody wanna fess up to wishing failure on my team?

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15 comments
TheRealDirtyP1
TheRealDirtyP1

I'm a Spurs fan, and not it's 29-5 Judge Softy, thanks for the jinx. This year it's kinda wide open. The Mavs are still in the top 4 in the west unless they completely crater. Adding Igloodala doesn't guarantee that the chemistry will be there for the playoff push. Igloo seems like more of a "have to have the ball" guy than Tuff Juice was. wtw

Josh's broken records
Josh's broken records

Sorry Sam, but you did sink em quicker than the Titanic hitting the Andrea Dora..pow..other than that small thing..keep w the hard hitting Rangery stuff..stay hard hobo MM Sam!

jamal
jamal

The season is over? It ain't even mid-January yet. I'm not one to kick a guy while he's down, but we are talking about the same Caron Butler who averaged 14 points a game, who's drives to the bucket had become so scarce he was shooting only three FTs a game, and who regularly sat out entire fourth quarters of big games (unless Rick Carlisle was laid up with a bum knee).

Right?

Josh's broken records
Josh's broken records

Not to throw Slinging Sam Merton under the bus, but Dirk went down right after his lil piece of sunshining on the Mav's ass..I said "get back to us come playoffs time.."...bam..Dirk falls like JFK in the back of a black Continental..and then Butler does his best imitation of Connoly. Bring on Iggy, we've needed him for three years..he's still not a SG, which is what we need to worst.

Cherokeeparksmissedlayup
Cherokeeparksmissedlayup

Calling the Mavs the best team was a kneejerk thing anyway. It didn't take long for those claims to look foolish.

Scruffygeist
Scruffygeist

Second the notion of jettisoning "what the what" out the airlock. You claim to be a writer. Write better.

What's your source of hearing about Iggy? Greggo muttering it on the shitter doesn't count. I call bullshit.

Judge_Softy
Judge_Softy

Wish I could empathize, Richie, but I'm a Spurs fan. As in 29-4 and counting.

Ghost of scott
Ghost of scott

You called them the best team in the NBA, you did this yourself.

Also, quit saying "What the what". It's not clever, quirky, funny, whatever your going for, etc.

Judge_Softy
Judge_Softy

Yeah, I was kicking myself in the nuts last night after that game went final. My bad.

Josh's broken records
Josh's broken records

GD right Jamal, bring the hoops shit back up in harr. If you see Kergo, wherever your ass has been..tell him to bring some recipes and tales of sw/se Ok/Ar.

Josh's broken records
Josh's broken records

I started to question the accuracy of RW's source...but figured WTW..he's making it up like he does everything else...Hey RW, the next time you get a scoop..will be the first. Radio Sporty talk media stuff doesn't count.

ScottsMerkin
ScottsMerkin

We dont give a shit about your Spurs, go back to you dirty mexican riverwalk

Judge_Softy
Judge_Softy

Shouldn't you be tweeting that, Bascik?

ScottsMerkin
ScottsMerkin

honestly thats the only reason i wrote it, The spurs are good and until Dirk is back and the mavs actually add Iguodala, it will remain that way. Go Mavericks, im Doyle King

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