Here are the top 10 reasons to be excited as the Mavs set out to defend their title.
Shawn Marion's shutdown defense gets its next test with Jeremy Lin.
Lamar Odom said that the Los Angeles Lakers' decision to package him in a deal hurt, but it was not being informed that the trade was in place that ultimately severed the relationship and landed the forward with the Dallas Mavericks.
Dallas Mavericks coach Rick Carlisle on the addition of Lamar Odom: "We may have the best forward trio in this league right now. And that's exciting."
When things looked bleak, the Mavs got Lamar Odom and changed the game.