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Plan C for Mavs

With Deron Williams tweeting that he was going to sign with Brooklyn Nets, Jason “JET” Terry making a verbal commitment to the Boston Celtics and now reports that Steve Nash will be signed and traded to the LA Lakers, the Dallas Mavericks must now find other options to put pieces around Dirk Nowitzki.

After not allowing the ’10-’11 Mavs to defend their title and opting for creating Cap space for the Summer of 2012, Mark Cuban and the Mavs are now left without out any of the premier free agents after Chris Paul and Dwigtht Howard opted in to the last year of their contracts respectively and D-Will opted to stay with the Nets.

Reports are that D-Will opted to stay with the Nets because of the nucleus around him and the fact if Dirk goes down the team in Brooklyn would be better.

The attention of the Mavs now turns to resigning Jason Kidd and filling out the 5 remaining roster spots and how to make the team around stronger. The loss of D-Will means that Delonte West will most likely be signed and the Mavs may continue the pursuit of CJ Miles, but the Mavs should look at Goran Drajic as a solid PG that the team could rely on to eventually replace J-Kidd and to play the pick and roll game with Dirk. Jeremy Lin most likely will have too many suitors and the Knicks will most likely resign. Other options include Raymond Felton or Ramon Sessions.

Creating cap flexibility should not be a option, finding trading chips and strengthening the core of the Mavericks should be. The Mavs should get younger and get a true help defender.

One final note:

Lamar Odom continues to throw wrenches into the Mavs.  The report is part of the deal for the Steve Nash sign and trade was part of the LO trade exception they received from the deal.