Dampier's time with the Mavs dwindling

Updated: November 6, 2009, 11:01 AM ET
By Tim MacMahon | ESPNDallas.com

DALLAS -- Overpaid or underappreciated? With Erick Dampier, it depends on whom you ask.

The big man has been a punching bag for Mavericks fans since soon after he signed a seven-year, $73 million contract to come to Dallas. The primary complaints about the stoic Dampier: not enough production and a perceived lack of passion.

But Dampier's bosses and teammates are quick to point out all the things he does that don't show up in the box score. Dirk Nowitzki, in particular, mentions ...

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