Mavericks want to keep it together

Champs want to retain free agents, but labor strife could put plans on hold for a while

Updated: June 20, 2011, 9:04 AM ET
By Jeff Caplan | ESPNDallas.com

DALLAS -- The opening odds to win the 2011-12 NBA championship show the Dallas Mavericks behind either three or four teams -- with the defeated Miami Heat topping all charts -- and anywhere from 10-to-1 to 7-to-1 to repeat.

First-time champion and self-assured Mavs sixth man Jason Terry, not unexpectedly, disagrees with the slotting. The franchise's lone title sure didn't come easily, yet Terry said one hurdle stands in the way of another parade through downtown Dallas.

"The ...

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