Western Conference Preview: Dallas

Dirk and BynumIt promises to be an interesting season in Texas as the Dallas Mavericks are set to take the floor with five key players who are at least 31 years old: Jason Kidd (36), Erick Dampier (34), Jason Terry (32), Dirk Nowitzki (31) and Shawn Marion (31).

While they may be old in NBA years, they’re also pretty good, with Kidd, Dirk and Matrix combining for 21 All-Star appearances in their collective careers. Yet it’s not all positive in Dallas right now, as head coach Rick Carlisle recently said that athletic swingman Josh Howard, still recovering from offseason ankle surgery, could be out for “weeks.”

We welcomed in Dallas TV play-by-play voice Mark Followill to go over those topics and more.