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NBA Draft Kit: Position Battles (Southwest Division)

Ken Crites

Ken Crites

Ken was an early RotoWire contributor back in the 90ís. He now returns with the grace of Gheorghe Muresan and the wisdom of Joe Gibbs. Tweet him at @KenCrites or e-mail him at Ken is also the reigning RotoWire "NBA Drive To The Finals" champion - boom!

A case can be made that the Southwest is the best top-to-bottom division in the NBA. And with no super-large-scale media market in the division, there are some under-hyped gems on these rosters.

Like Lindsey Lohan in a drug store dumpster, let's pick through the Southwest position battles and discover some fantasy finds.

Dallas Mavericks

If presented this limp squad on Shark Tank, I'm pretty sure Mark Cuban wouldn't invest. Cuban's failed attempts to bring in free agents Deron Williams (last summer) and Dwight Howard (this summer) have resulted in an awkward roster. The starting backcourt includes two new defensively-challenged guards in Jose Calderon and Monta Ellis. The frontcourt has 35-year-olds Dirk Nowitzki and Shawn Marion plus former Sixer-King-Rocket-Buck enigma Samuel Dalembert. That mix of old age and questionable talent should face playing time challenges, but the bench is weak. So the real battle is for the prod

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