“We’re going to be a very good team. We’re going to be a dangerous team and our goal is to mold into, once again, a championship team,” Carlisle said Sunday. “Those things take some time, but I’m excited about this group and I don’t think we’re done yet.”
The Mavericks have one remaining roster spot open, barring a trade or some other transaction. But the two spots that will be filled shortly once Carter and Odom arrive quickly refreshed what appeared to be a weakened champion with the departure ofÂ Tyson ChandlerÂ and others.
The Odom deal, in particular, is stunning. It arose from the ashes of the smolderingÂ Chris PaulÂ trade debacle and was consummated in a matter of hours, Carlisle said after Sunday’s morning practice.
Carlisle is a big fan.
“Right now, for me, having Odom, Dirk Nowitzki, Shawn Marion, we may have the best forward trio in this league right now. And that’s exciting,” Carlisle said. “Lamar Odom is a guy we have great respect for as a person and as an all-around player in this league. We feel he’s going to add so many different dimensions for us — length, playmaking, scoring, experience, championship experience.”
Full article viaÂ Jeff Caplan ESPNDallas.com