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Mavs' roster moves fail to excite

Despite recent additions, club is closer to mediocrity than title contention

Updated: July 17, 2012, 2:01 PM ET
By Jean-Jacques Taylor | ESPNDallas.com

Your Dallas Mavericks have been legitimate title contenders each season for about a decade.

No more.

Not right now, anyway. And unless they can figure out a way to acquire a superstar of Dirk Nowitzki's caliber during the next couple of seasons, it's going to be a while before they're contenders again, no matter how much financial flexibility and dry powder they have.

The reality is it's going to take some time to grow accustomed to viewing the Mavs as merely a playoff ...

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