Predicting 2013-14 Western Conference Standings Pre-Free Agency

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No. 7 Seed – Dallas Mavericks (2012-13 – No. 10 Seed, did not make the playoffs)

Apr 15, 2013; Dallas, TX, USA; Dallas Mavericks center Chris Kaman (35) and power forward Dirk Nowitzki (41) and small forward Shawn Marion (0) are introduced before the game against the Memphis Grizzlies at the American Airlines Center. Mandatory Credit: Jerome Miron-USA TODAY Sports

Mark Cuban wants to give Dirk Nowitzki another ring, and he will have a tremendous amount of cap space next season to potentially make that happen.

Dallas could also trade their 13th pick in the efforts of surrounding the “Big German” with as many quality players as they can.

For the 7’0’ forward to continue being relevant, the Mavs need someone who can take some of the offensive pressure of his shoulders.

The answer could lie in a Milwaukee Buck. Either Brandon Jennings or Monta Ellis could provide that offensive spark. Couple that with talented players like Shawn Marion and Vince Carter, and you have a squad that is ready and hungry for another crack at the Larry O’Brien.