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08:07 AM ET 10.15 | After Dirk Nowitzki, the Mavs relied on Jason Terry's scoring over the better part of a decade in Dallas, an option that no longer exists. With Terry in Boston slinging shots up for the Celtics, things have changed for the Mavericks. Coach Rick Carlisle said one of the things he's hoping to see in the preseason home opener [Monday] against Houston is some diversity on the offensive end. "We've got to have a team of go-to guys," he said when asked if he could visualize a clear No. 2 option on offense. "We got to have 15 guys who are locked and loaded and ready to step into their shots. I feel the game is changing to where it's more of a strength-in-numbers league. And we got to have a lot of guys ready to contribute."

The Dallas Morning News

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October 15, 2012  09:22 AM ET

We all would like to have "a team of go to guys"....good luck with that.

October 15, 2012  09:57 AM ET

More Is Less, Bro.

October 15, 2012  10:16 AM ET

Oj will score 20ppg.

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October 15, 2012  12:02 PM ET
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I think the others will step up. Balance is needed and Kaman, Collison, and hopefully OJ will provide the other scoring options.

Kaman could be big. Certainly an upgrade on offense over Chandler, Haywood and Dampier. Collison did well for the Pacers and that should continue. Brand will add some punch as well.

October 15, 2012  12:04 PM ET
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Oj will score 20ppg.

He's certainly capable of many high scoring games.

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October 15, 2012  01:14 PM ET
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I like kaman- but the guy is always hurtin his career- he's only played 70 + games twicethere is a chance bogut plays more than him

Yeah, it's the only thing holding him back. If healthy, he is productive.

October 15, 2012  01:19 PM ET
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I think Kaman and Collison are the key. The media thinks it's Mayo. Dirk has never had a low post center. Kaman will help open up for everybody if he stays healthy. Collison is a real fasp paced PG who loves to push the ball every chance he gets. He could be a lite version of Westbrook but w/ better decision making at PG.

Yeah, agree that Dirk has never had a center like Kaman. Collison did a fine job for the Pacers when Hill went down with an injury. Hopefully, Dirk's knee is only temporary like last year.

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October 15, 2012  01:36 PM ET
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Dirk looked good when I watched the scrimmage last Saturday. Kaman and Collison looked good on the last 2 preseason games...

That's good news. It's always nice for players to have a good pre-season. Watching the Spurs and they still have one roster spot and need a big. It's a close competition, and will be interesting to see who they choose and how they use that player during the regular season.

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