Mavs in trouble?
It sure doesn't seem that way.
The Mavericks look like they'll be doing good just to make the playoffs. Yet, when you listen to some Metroplex sports talk radio shows, you'd think this team was a contender. Heck, a couple of DFW sports talking heads talked about the Mavericks getting into the top four of the playoffs earlier this week.
The Mavericks are in seventh place in the Western Conference and just two games ahead of the ninth-place team.
Of course, these are the same people talking about what a great deal the Jason Kidd trade was. The Mavs are 4-5 since getting Kidd.
Here's what it looks like from here: The Mavs finish in the bottom half of the top eight and get bounced again in the first round.