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    Spedizzo
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    Who are the Dallas Mavericks?

    I originally liked Mavericks +4

    Then I looked at their bench

    Brandon Wright
    Richard Jefferson
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    Jae Crowder
    Gal Mekel
    Greg Smith
    Ricky Ledo
    Charlie Villanueva

    who are these guys?

    when Raymond Felton is the only guy on the bench I know who is playing behind Jameer Nelson I reconsider things

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    I don't know how players can pick the Mavs. It's a new starting 5 which are typically poor in their first. It's good on paper and they could be good but youre right... that bench looks like its going to have a hard time playing at the same level. It looks like Spurs -3.5 is available and might get better.

    A play to watch for IMO is a high scoring first half with the Spurs up 9 or more and then look at the under on the 2nd half total with a potential blowout. Oddsmakers will cut the halftime totals in half early in the season. The Spurs benches are good at holding the leads even in the 4ths.

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    Pretty much the same bench as last year minus Vince and Dejuan Blair. They still have Devin Harris who can play backup pg.

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    is Felton not in jail? what happened to his gun situation?

    if he is playing, and is the primary back-up to Jameer Nelson (who sucks), then the PG situation is very grim in Dallas

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    The Mavs have a solid team and can compete with the Spurs this year, it make take alittle time to come together as a team, but this Mavs team is gonna be very good

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    yeah. i don't get about what all the fuss is about, dallas has basically a whole new starting lineup

    only ellis and dirk started last season and while carlisle is a top 3 coach in the nba im pretty sure it will take some time for him to adjust rotations. if line drops to spurs -3.5 -105 im taking it.

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    Really? No offense but if that's all you know on that bench I wouldn't bet NBA.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Cuse0323 View Post
    Really? No offense but if that's all you know on that bench I wouldn't bet NBA.
    Lol I was thinking the same thing.

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    I actually think the Mavs could win this one. They upgraded at PF (Parsons for Marion) and C (Chandler for Dalembert). Spurs are without three very important players, Leonard, Splitter and Mills. But it's hard to say this early in the season.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Cuse0323 View Post
    Really? No offense but if that's all you know on that bench I wouldn't bet NBA.
    I was obviously stretching a bit and exaggerating, but the premise of what I meant holds true

    their starters together are new and their bench sucks

    you have been following Gal Mekel since his days playing in Israel on Maccabi Haifa?

    fuk off

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    ask Opie he is a huge Mavs fan

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    They had a good bench last year. All they lost is Vince Carter and Dejuan Blair. You forgot Devin Harris in there and from what I understand they are cutting Mekel to bring back JJ Barea.

    Who has a good bench if the Mavs don't outside of the Spurs?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Seto View Post
    They had a good bench last year. All they lost is Vince Carter and Dejuan Blair. You forgot Devin Harris in there and from what I understand they are cutting Mekel to bring back JJ Barea.

    Who has a good bench if the Mavs don't outside of the Spurs?
    vince carter was their main scorer off the bench. devin harris is garbage, unless a lot has changed this offseason, also at least for tonight it will be devin harris starting if im not wrong.

    mavs are a pretty decent team this year. not sure how they will matchup with the spurs though.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Big Bear View Post
    ask Opie he is a huge Mavs fan
    Personally I would pound them.

    Don't listen to Dozer. He's lost. Guy pm's me on the reg looking for plays.

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    Leonard will be missed
    He is a major stud

    Pass

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    NBA team

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    The op is a dumbass. This thread confirms it

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