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Jason Terry says “it’s time for a change” when it comes to the Mavs

Mar 10, 2012, 11:00 AM EDT

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Less than a day after a loss to the Suns on national television in which he was angry over being benched late, Jason Terry was outspoken again Friday night. This time he didn’t mince words about the state of the Mavericks after a loss to the Kings. I say again, the Kings.

(A game, I might add, in which league pass viewers were treated to the dulcet tones of one Mr. Bill Walton who was in rare form. It was an exquisite foray into the truest joyful understanding of the game of basketball.)

From ESPN Dallas:


Terry may be in his final season with the Mavericks. There’s every indication the team is moving forward towards another direction, and this could be Terry’s last chance at a title for the team he’s given his soul to. And right now, they’re utterly lost in the woods. Their chemistry is off, inside the locker room and out, their ball movement is suspect, they can’t contain on the perimeter, they struggle with controlling the glass and Dirk’s not hitting at his usual absurd percentage.

The Mavericks aren’t going to make a firesale because of a losing streak. If they didn’t write this year off they certainly placed asterisks next to their expectations. But Terry’s comments make it clear the situation has gone downhill. The Mavericks are in a dangerous place, and all that experience they’ve invested in has to step up and steady the ship before it capsizes.

  1. alexexum12 - Mar 10, 2012 at 11:28 AM

    “This could be Terry’s last chance at a title for the team he’s given his heart and soul to.”
    What did they do last year?

  2. vstyle23 - Mar 10, 2012 at 11:46 AM

    Bring him to Orlando, we love 3 point shooters

  3. cowboychris5xchamps - Mar 10, 2012 at 12:05 PM

    The problem is all the injuries and the fact that “we” weren’t able to keep T.Chandler or D. Stevenson, two defensive studs. Had the Mavs signed J.R. Smith and Kenyon Martin which we could’ve acquired fairly cheap, that would’ve solved all these issues…but my last name isn’t Cuban who by the way is the smartest owner in the NBA and had his hands tied behind his back due to the new CBA. Stay tuned this summer and for the next few years and witness Mr. Cuban at his best!

    • therealhtj - Mar 10, 2012 at 12:30 PM

      Pretty sure the smartest owner in the NBA would’ve known better than to sign Brendan Haywood to that contract.

      But if he manages to get D12 and Dwill, he’ll get my vote.

    • md23rewlz - Mar 10, 2012 at 2:22 PM

      I don’t think Stevenson is a defensive stud in any universe. While Chandler is great, Dallas’s defense this season has actually been much better than it was a year ago. His absence isn’t the reason the team is in a rut right now. They were playing great heading into the All Star Break, having just pulled off a 7-2 stretch beating the likes of the Clippers, 76ers, Nuggets, other solid teams. Honestly, I have no clue what’s wrong. They just look out of sorts. I’d like to chalk it up to the old saying “you’re never as good as you look when you win, never as bad as you look when you lose.” The nine games in twelve days out of the break certainly didn’t help. The close loss to OKC sort of screwed with them, too, I think (that was the one that caused Kidd to go on his refs rant). I just hope that this is a blip on the radar of a compacted season, rather than a trend. Nobody’s happy when a team loses…

  4. darealrandolph - Mar 10, 2012 at 12:53 PM

    Dwight Howard wants to be in Brooklyn playing with Deron Williams cuz he feel its gives him best chance to win a title maybe not dis year of course but next year he believe the city of Brooklyn will attract free agents if he and d-will sign long term,big market,more endorsement,a gm like billy king that will allow him and d-will involved in team personal discussion (like which players go get in trades )d-will and d12 will be co gm to billy king and nets organization,cap space in the summer of 2012 unlike like the lakers and mavs d12 wants to be the man in a big city like new york(d-will will take a back seat like amare did when melo join the Knicks. even tho knicks are #1 team in nyc d12 and dwill believe they can turn the nets into Giants vs Jets rivalry or LA Clippers east(cp3 and Blake change da F**kin clippers into championship caliber team that why I believe d12 will end up playing with nets weather he traded there or signing with them through free agency

    • tk41 - Mar 10, 2012 at 2:19 PM

      Your assessment is profoundly retarded for any number of reasons. Its cute that you watch basketball, but its unfortunate you have an internet connection.
      1) The CITY of Brooklyn? Seriously?
      2) How would it give him the best chance to win? That team has NOBODY past Williams & Brooks. They gave absurd contracts to Petro, Farmar & Morrow. Their cap situation is shot for the next 2-3 years. They can only sign D12 for 4 years as a FA.
      3) Nets may attract free agents, but they won’t be able to sign them due to league max deals to Williams & Dwight
      4) Dwight has openly said the Mavs are a team he is interested in joining & the Mavs would gladly amnesty Haywood to make this happen.
      5) The Mavs can provide a better supporting cast (Dirk, Marion, Kidd) than can the Nets – thus providing a better opportunity to get a ring.
      6) Dallas/Ft. Worth is the nations 5th largest TV market. Guys like Josh Hamilton & Troy Aikman had exactly ZERO problems with exposure & endorsements.
      7) The Clippers are not a championship caliber team. They’re under .500 since Billups went down.

  5. darealrandolph - Mar 10, 2012 at 1:31 PM

    Dwight Howard will be a wearing a Nets uniform after the trade line why i will tell you why, melo wanted to be a new york he got new york,cp3 wanted big market he went to LA,LBJ and bosh went to south beach as free agents d-will and d12 want to play with each in Brooklyn/NYC so it will happen. Orlando magic have no choice to trade him to the nets or see him sign their as a free agent that 30 millions he leaving on the table is bullsh*t because he at age of 26 he will sign another max contract in his mid 30 plus Brooklyn will allow him to make some of his money off the court,new arena,NEW YORK CITY,new shoe deal form Adidas similar to d-rose deal got in Chicago,Jay z, Adidas are working on Brooklyn Nets uniform finally the name Brooklyn is a brand

  6. detroitcityryda - Mar 10, 2012 at 9:07 PM

    Next dat terry gets released .
    @Terry I didn’t mean that

  7. cowboychris5xchamps - Mar 11, 2012 at 3:41 PM

    @ therealhtj get some perspective….look at the Mavs right now, they’re struggling without Haywood Mark Cuban didn’t have very many options but to sign him when he did, it’s not like there’s an abundance of big men in the NBA! Later on traded for Chandler we all know how that worked out! D. Will has already stated he’s not staying in JUHZEE or Crooklyn whatever you wanna call it he’ll be headed back home to Dallas so Howard will join him, and yes Cuban will have the cap space to sign both!!!

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