What are odds of Mavs repeating?
Las Vegas, on the other hand, doesn't wait to look ahead.
And the wise guys don't doubt Dallas' ability to win it all again. Bodog gave the Mavs 10/1 odds to repeat.
Three of the four teams with better odds were eliminated by the Mavs during this postseason: the Heat at 5/2, the Lakers at 11/2 and the Thunder at 8/1. The Bulls have 6/1 odds.
We'll delve into how the Mavs' roster might change in the days to come. But it's feasible that the Mavs, the NBA's oldest team this season, will be even better when the 2011-12 campaign begins.
There are a lot of ifs involved, starting with if free agent big man Tyson Chandler decides to stay in Dallas. But, if that happens and they re-sign a healthy Caron Butler and/or rebuild Rodrigue Beaubois' confidence, the defending champions could be even deeper and more talented.
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