The Mavericks are in the midst of a 2-6 stretch since the All-Star break, and if Jason Terry‘s latest comments are any indication, emotions in the defending champs’ locker room appear to be boiling over. Following the Mavs’ head-scratching loss to the Kings on Friday — a day after he complained about being benched late in Thursday’s loss to the Suns — Terry talked about how the Mavs are in dire need of making an adjustment.
“It’s time for a change,” Terry said, according to ESPN Dallas’ Jeff Caplan.
“We’re not a team right now. … It shows, so until we become a team and play together on both ends of the court, we’re not going to be very good.”
The Mavs have fallen to seventh in the West, and any chances of them repeating as champs appear to be dwindling. But after they gutted their roster in the offseason to prepare for the upcoming free agency sweepstakes this summer, those chances probably weren’t very real to begin with. It’s obvious Dallas needs to make adjustments, but, with Deron Williams and Dwight Howard potentially there for the taking this summer, the long-held belief is that Mark Cuban is going to wait until the offseason. As for Terry, who is in the final year of his contract, it’s possible “the Jet” could be flying elsewhere next season.
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