You have to consider the source on this, but the analysts at TNT believe the Mavericks are going to be a playoff team this spring.
During Thursday's double-header, here's what they had to say:
Kenny Smith: "The Phoenix Suns will be watching from the fishing boats of Lake Havasu.''
Charles Barkley: I concur. There will be no playoffs for the Phoenix Suns this year.''
Like I said, I think that's good news for the Mavericks. Then again, Barkley and Smith don't always have the best batting average when it comes to making an educated guess, especially Chuck.
There's a reason why casinos always liked to see him coming in the front door, before he gave up that habit.