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Monday, April 23, 2012
Mavs gather today, but only to say cheese

By Jeff Caplan

The Mavericks are getting a rare chance to enjoy our lovely spring weather. After Sunday's day off, the league's oldest team got another one today, Day 2 of their four-day hiatus between games.

There was, however, one duty to take care of today: the annual team photo. Once that task is done, the veterans, which is most of the team, get to leave.

It's a good thing the club waits until the end of the season to take the team pic. As far as history will be able to tell from the 2011-12 team photo, Kelenna Azubuike spent a full year with the Mavs, who never knew a guy named Lamar Odom.

The Mavs get back on the practice floor Tuesday morning. They'll practice Wednesday before leaving for Atlanta to play the Hawks in the regular-season finale Thursday. They might or might not know who they'll be facing in the first round before tip-off.