The Dallas Mavericks franchise is in the midst of their first rebuild in recent memory and it is not sitting well with a lot of fans. No matter what choice the front office makes, though, the fans continue to be impossible to please.
The Dallas Mavericks have had a very quiet offseason. They decided not to chase any big name free agents, which was supposed to be a welcome relief for the fans that had grown tired of the routine that was in place over the last 5 seasons. However, the team’s decision to skip out on some of the smaller name free agents did not go so smoothly.
The problem with all of this is that people were so upset with Mark Cuban and Donnie Nelson for spending the last 5 offseasons striking out on the big name free agents and now they are upset about the fact that we weren’t willing to go out and spend money in free agency. Being an owner or a GM is difficult but it certainly makes it harder when you are unable to do anything right in the eyes of your fanbase.
This offseason has been an interesting one to say the least, but people have to understand that Donnie Nelson and Mark Cuban always have a plan. The fact that we have let some people like Ben McLemore or Avery Bradley or even Shabazz Muhammad go by without making any move towards them needs to be looked at as a move for the future. These guys may have potential, but they are not going to give us the boost to get past the Warriors or Spurs. Even if they did fulfill their potential.
People have grown so accustomed to hearing the Mavs linked to every rumor thrown around that they have developed an insatiable desire to hear even more rumors. What they tend to forget is that if the Mavs did chase a smaller name player or even a Jrue Holiday, everyone would have then been upset if they chose another team.
It was an endless cycle of free agents snubbing the Mavericks that put the bitter taste in people’s mouths. Now that bitter taste is here to stay and there is nothing anyone can do about it.
The point of this post is that people need to understand that we have a good thing going right now. Dallas has forgotten the “win-now” method and are now experiencing a rebuild for the first time in a long time. Most people don’t understand the rebuild process, because if they did, they would see that Dallas is going about it the right way.
So, be happy with our team. We get to look forward to a fun season with DSJ and Noel, as well as another lottery pick next summer, in all likelihood. It may not be the prettiest thing we have ever seen, but it will get there. Have faith, and believe in Mavs basketball.