In the aftermath of the first-round debacle, it's obvious the Mavs need a few things:
1) a player with mad heart and attitude.
2) a player who refuses to be stopped.
3) a player who can score at will.
4) a player who can live at the free-throw line and post up.
5) a player who is not afraid to take huge shots.
friends, this is that player.
Laugh, if you will. Cite his defensive shortcomings. Talk about how he has to dominate the ball. But judging by how the Mavs played against Golden State, they need somebody to dominate something.
Here are his postseason single-game career highs:
21 free-throw attempts
21 free throws made
Does that sound like someone the Mavs need? Sure, it does. And he's tired of losing and wants no part of a rebuilding project with his current directionless, mess of a team.
What's the downside? He's signed through 2011 at an average salary of $18.8 million per. Ouch.
-- Joe Garza, Mavs Lite