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The 5 Biggest Rumors Surrounding the Dallas Mavericks Right Now

5 Biggest Rumors Surrounding the Dallas Mavericks

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The Dallas Mavericks were the Cinderellas of the NBA this season. Despite many critics writing the Mavs off as too old and convoluted to make the postseason, the team managed to get into the postseason. But now that the Mavs are in the playoffs, let's see what the rumor mill has in store for Dallas once their playoff run comes to an end.

5. Vince Carter Could Be Gone After The Playoffs

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5. Vince Carter Could Be Gone After The Playoffs

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Carter is having a throwback moment back to his days as the main man in Toronto during their first round match-up against the San Antonio Spurs. But rumor has it Carter could be on the chopping block this summer as Mavs owner Mark Cuban looks to re-tool the team.

4. Devin Harris Could Be The Starting Point Guard Next Season

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4. Devin Harris Could Be The Starting Point Guard Next Season

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Something tells me that the Mavs did not take a chance on bringing back Devin Harris for him to be the second option off the bench. Harris could be the starting point guard next season, and Calderon, who has done a heck of a job in the starting role, may be regulated to the bench.

3. Brandon Wright May Be In The Starting Line-Up Next Season

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3. Brandon Wright May Be In The Starting Line-Up Next Season

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Wright has grown into his own this season, and he may be ready to take over the starting center sport away from Samuel Dalembert. If the rumor is true, he has earned it.

2. Monta Eills Will Be Given The Keys To The Franchise

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2. Monta Eills Will Be Given The Keys To The Franchise

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All indications are pointing toward Dallas signing Eills to a nice contract extension this summer, and for good reason. Eills has emerged as the team's new star and will be counted to carry the franchise forward into the future.

1. Dirk Nowitzki Will Hang Up His Sneakers After His Contract Expires

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1. Dirk Nowitzki Will Hang Up His Sneakers After His Contract Expires

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Rumors are flying in Dallas that once Dirk Nowitzki's contract runs out, he will hang up his sneakers for good. This will pave the way for "The Big German" to pass on the torch of the franchise to Eills, who is expected to sign a contract extension in the offseason.