DALLAS -– All the new changes the Dallas Mavericks made during the offseason doesn’t
faze forward Dirk Nowitzki.
At least that’s what owner Mark Cuban is saying.
Fifteen months removed from winning their first NBA championship, the Mavs will go into this season with eight new players. Will the changes affect Nowitzki, the Mavs’ superstar who turned 34 this past June?
“I just think Dirk is going to come back stronger, ready to play, ready to prove something,’’ Cuban said Monday. “He is going to love the circumstances because last year -- year before even -- you didn’t have to guard us.
“You just had to cover Dirk, keep Jet (Jason Terry) from hitting an open jumper, DeShawn (Stevenson) and (Shawn) Marion from hitting an open three. Now opponents will have to guard everybody.''
-- Dwain Price
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