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How Mavericks might land Chris Paul

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10:49 AM ET 08.26 | Point guard Deron Williams' snub -- choosing to stay with the Brooklyn Nets ??? stung the Mavericks, but that doesn't mean the results will be the same next summer, when Dallas figures to have at least as much salary cap flexibility as it did at the start of this offseason. Either way, it won't keep the Mavericks from taking another big swing at a superstar-level player -- or perhaps two of them. Chris Paul has never seemed like an LA kind of guy. They wouldn't need any help. They can throw maximum money at him next summer. If it requires a trade, they have a young point guard, Nick Collison, that they can use in any deal, along with an expiring contract in Shawn Marion.

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August 26, 2012  10:52 AM ET

Go To NY, Bro.

August 26, 2012  10:57 AM ET

Hopefully, the Clippers will do everything to keep him. If they don't, they are rebuilding again.

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August 26, 2012  12:16 PM ET
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He is staying w/ the Clippers. The Mavs team right now is not too bad. It's funny that posters are disregarding the Heatles championship this year. They believe that the Mavs team would have beaten the Thunder and the Heatles and would have repeated easily. They believe that that was a dynasty team in the making...smh

It's a "cross roads" for the Clippers. Paul is the type of player you can build a franchise around. Clips need to keep him to continue with a chance at a title.

One thing ging for the Clips this year is they have a lot of veteran leaders. Billups, Butler, Hill and of course Paul. I think they will do much better than what they are currently pegged at.

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August 26, 2012  12:44 PM ET

Point guard nick collison huh? Stick to reporting about the cowboys...Dallas and basketball go together about as well as having a chocolate covered steak.

August 26, 2012  12:59 PM ET
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Do you think they can make it to the WCF?

Cretainly they have to get past the Lakers, Thunder and Spurs. But they should have to meet only one of these teams to get there, so there is a possibility. Billups is back from his achilles tear, Butler has a full season of playing time since his knee injury, and Hill couild do very well.
If everyone stays healthy and Lamar can keep his lid on, could make it to the wcf.

August 26, 2012  01:08 PM ET
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Dirk is aging. I don't think it's an appealing place to go play. Especially after watching Cuban dismantle a champion without allowing them to defend their title. If DWill didn't want to go there and he's from there, I doubt anyone else will want to right now.

+1

August 26, 2012  01:37 PM ET
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Now I regret dismantling that Mavs dynasty team. They would have been the first team to 4peat in a long time. That team was really unstoppable w/ all the great players that they had. The Heatles would have no chance against them. This year's Lakers would crumble under that Mavs dynasty team.

That's funny! Woulda, coulda, shoulda taken to the max! Be happy with your one championship.

August 26, 2012  01:38 PM ET
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Cretainly they have to get past the Lakers, Thunder and Spurs. But they should have to meet only one of these teams to get there, so there is a possibility. Billups is back from his achilles tear, Butler has a full season of playing time since his knee injury, and Hill couild do very well.If everyone stays healthy and Lamar can keep his lid on, could make it to the wcf.

Not a prayer. They'll be lucky to make the playoffs at all.

August 26, 2012  01:45 PM ET
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Not a prayer. They'll be lucky to make the playoffs at all.

How so? They picked up Odom and Hill. Billups is back from injury. A full season playing together for everyone else. How do they not make the playoffs? And who's in the top 4 at the end of the regular season?

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August 26, 2012  02:34 PM ET
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When a hometown guy like DWill doesn't want to come home to Dallas that's a bad sign.

Chris Bosh didn't want to play in Dallas either. I think a lot of it is because they don't want to have to hear from people they went to Middle School with or lived down the street from their aunt about getting tickets.

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