Cohen 8-Ball: Intriguing Questions
Cohen’s Analysis: Dirk Nowitzki recently stated some frustration with Mavericks management and the decisions they have made. Should Dallas be blamed for a tumble in the standings without a guarantee it will make a big splash in free agency or should Dirk look in the mirror and realize that his meager performance since returning from injury is the more pressing issue? The Mavs struck out on Deron Williams last summer, though he hasn’t dazzled in Brooklyn. They still have a plethora of cap space to make a run at Dwight Howard and/or Chris Paul. Nowtizki needs to realize that his team’s strategy is a smart one and his complaining isn’t helping.