By Jose Grijalva, Project Spurs.com
When the Dallas Mavericks heard Jason Kidd was going to sign with the New York Knicks, there was a level of optimism (in public anyway) that Dallas might be better off with a younger point guard to run the show next to star Dirk Nowitzki.
After all, Kidd isn't close to the player he used to be. He's slower and forced to become a spot up shooter in the game. Darren Collison and Roddy Beaubois were supposed to be cheaper and younger alternatives to help the Mavericks during this season with a low salary cap and a wish list of signing another superstar to go with Dirk in the offseason.
The best case scenario would be the Mavs becoming a decent team with a piece or two they can sign to a longer term deal and still allowing flexibility and worse case scenario was maybe a second round exit with the likes of Chris Kaman, Elton Brand and OJ Mayo to help the team. What the Mavs didn't figure out is there might be something worse than the worst case scenario and that showed in last night's game against the San Antonio Spurs.
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