Fresh off a four game sweep at the hands of the Oklahoma City Thunder that put an end to Dirk Nowitzki and the Dallas Maverick’s hope of a repeat championship, Dirk says that he wants other superstars added to the Mavericks roster.
Here are Dirk’s comments following Saturday’s 103-97 game four loss.
“We need some guys that can make plays for themselves,” Nowitzki said. “That’s pretty obvious. If you look at all the top teams now, they have at least two-three guys they can throw the ball to and they do their thing.” Nowitzki then specifically mentioned how Kevin Durant, Russell Westbrook and James Harden each carried a Thunder team on different nights in the four-game sweep of the Mavericks. “If you want to be an elite team in the league right now, you have to have 2-3 guys that can go off at any time,” Nowitzki added.
The aging Nowitzki may have a point. Teams like the Miami Heat, Oklahoma City Thunder, San Antonio Spurs and the Boston Celtics are all having post-season success with a nucleus of star players.
Dirk has help from a cast of past stars such as Shawn Marion, Jason Kidd and Vince Carter. He watched potential contributor, Lamar Odom, burn out after only a handful of games. Dirk needs some fresh legs.
So maybe the Mavs make a run at hometown point guard, Deron Williams, or perhaps disgruntled center, Dwight Howard. Perhaps both?
The point is. Dallas needs help if they plan to contend again during Nowitzk’s reign.