Just so you know, the odds of Minnesota forward Kevin Love coming to Dallas in some sort of trade, a juicy Internet rumor Tuesday afternoon, seems beyond ludicrous.
Essentially, the Mavs team you've seen this season is the team you've got.
Still, there seems to be this notion that anything can happen once the playoffs begin. That's simply not true.
No team flukes its way to winning a best-of-seven series. The Mavs are certainly capable of winning one series, but two would be asking too much of this team.
And when people want to compare this Mavs team to the one that won a title, it's laughable.
That team won 57 games and finished third in the Western Conference. It had the fifth-best record in the NBA.
While most folks didn't think it would win a title when the playoffs started, that team was significantly better than this team. There's no shame in that.
This team isn't close to being a title contender. Miami proved that.