The Dallas area wasn’t ready for abother heartbreaking Mav’s offseason. We couldn’t stand to see another major all star turn down our city for more money or a better roster. Every hour of sportcenter was filled with where Lebron and Carmelo would land. As it came time to see where they would land the Mav’s were no where to be found.
I began to realize the Mav’s do not need to win championships by building through free agency. That wasn’t the Mav’s way I had come to respect. We were built through loyal role players and Donnie Nelson’s trade making ability. As I began to contemplate what the Mav’s were doing they pulled off two deals that shook up the NBA.
The first deal came when the Mav’s gave up four players to the Knicks for Tyson Chandler and Raymond Felton. It would bring Dallas’ favorite son home after three dominate seasons in New York. Tyson’s return to the Mavs has brought title hopes back to Big D.
The second addition was Mark Cuban’s response to Houston’s stealing of Dwight Howard. Cuban put in a 3-year $46 million dollar deal to acquire up and coming small forward Chandler Parsons. Chandler Parsons has turned an aging franchise into a contender by giving them a future to replace Dirk.
Nelson and Cuban have made building through the second tier of free agency into a blueprint for making a title contender. The NBA isn’t built through greedy, disloyal superstars like Carmelo. It’s built through hard-working role players looking for another shot and second tier free-agents looking to become superstars.