February 20, 2018, 2:56 pm
Last year Cuban also admitted that the Mavs “did everything possible to lose games” after they were eliminated from the 2017 playoffs. The Mavs currently sit at 18-40 just a loss behind the Hawks and Suns for the worst NBA record. The Mavs followed through in this philosophy by trading away veteran Devin Harris for Doug McDermott at the deadline. However, they are still giving heavy minutes to vets Dirk Nowitzki, Wes Matthews and J.J. Barea. All three should be capped at an average of 30 minutes per night with periodic rest days for the foreseeable future. Look for Dwight Powell to continue to see plenty of run and he is a high-level add right now (top-25 over the last six games). Yogi Ferrell has a solid role and is a low-level add.