Unlike the Cowboys and Rangers – who are or who will struggle in 2014 – I think we’re all looking forward to success from the Mavericks next season.
With the additions of Tyson Chandler and Chandler Parsons, it has us daydreaming about the potential deep playoff run and the sexy stops along the 2015 schedule.
I know training camp is still six weeks away, but I’ve already got these five games circled on my Mavs’ calendar:
Oct. 28 - at Spurs: While San Antonio will get its championship rings and raise another title banner, the Mavs debut their new look in one of the most anticipated openers in franchise history.
Nov. 21 – vs. Lakers: Los Angeles should be a lottery team, but the return of Kobe Bryant from serious injuries is always a hot ticket at American Airlines Center.
Nov. 22 – at Rockets: With the Mavs having stolen Parsons from their I-45 rivals, it should make for an entertaining reaction when his new team invades Houston for the first time.
March 10 – vs. Cavaliers: It’s always an event with LeBron James comes to town. But this year he’s doing it with a new team, and a new teammate named Shawn Marion.
April 15 – vs. Blazers: If projections are accurate these two teams should be fighting for primo playoff spots as the regular-season concludes.
A native Texan who was born in Duncanville and graduated from UT-Arlington, Richie Whitt has been a mainstay in the Metroplex media since 1986. He’s held prominent roles on all media platforms including newspaper (Fort Worth Star-Telegram, Dallas Observer), radio (105.3 The Fan) and TV (co-host on TXA 21 and numerous guest appearances, including NBC 5). He currently lives in McKinney with his wife, Sybil, and two very spoiled dogs.