Jason Terry becoming a C is a long-shot. Here's why: Deron Williams may be talking to the Mavs, but he's gonna re-sign with the Nets. He reads the news. He knows Dwight Howard has flat-out said the only team he wants to be traded to is the Nets, and if that doesn't happen now, he'll take care of it himself next summer when he's a UFA. So, it's a pretty safe bet that Howard will be working for Brooklyn sometime soon. Plus the Nets are offering DWill the most $... so what's there to think about? There's a very interesting Big Two or Three brewing in NYC, the latter if the Nets also land Joe Johnson, or someone of his ilk.
Can you imagine DWill ignoring all that and opting to go to the old and aging Mavericks instead.... for LESS money??? No way, not in this lifetime.
Terry has said he'll give the Mavs a chance to match any offer. They will almost certainly match, because they're not getting DWill. So Terry will probably stay in Dallas.
No worries. Cs will be in very good shape, sans Jet.
But every single year, without exception, one thing is always true: our future depends on health. Put another way, you need some luck -- or at least the absence of bad luck -- to win a championship. We've been UNlucky every damn year after 2008, so maybe maybe maybe it's time for the basketball meanies to go dump on some other team for a year or two. If they just let us be, we'll bring that next banner home in 2013.