The Mavericks stink.
That's the analysis from Charles Barkley, who is not breaking any news with his thoughts that the Mavericks are, at best, a quick, easy out in the playoffs for one of the top seeds.
"(The Mavericks) are not tough enough, they don't get easy baskets, they are a jump shooting team and they don't play great defense,'' Barkley said during Thursday's TNT telecast.
"Jason Kidd says, 'when we make shots and we play defense, we're pretty good.' I said, 'so is everyone else in the world.' They don't play defense consistently, they don't have a big guy that's going to get them easy shots. They are going to have good games and bad games, but the bottom line is the Dallas Mavericks are not a very good team."
Then again, word has it that Barkley had Philadelphia in the NFC championship game, too.
Barkley does get a break on his jail sentence, however.