BY JOHN ROHDE •
Modified: May 31, 2011 at 11:07 am •
Published: May 31, 2011
/articleid/3572912/1/pictures/1431729"> Oklahoma City's Kevin Durant (35) reacts beside Eric Maynor (6) during game 2 of the Western Conference Finals in the NBA basketball playoffs between the Dallas Mavericks and the Oklahoma City Thunder at American Airlines Center in Dallas, Thursday, May 19, 2011. Photo by Bryan Terry, The Oklahoman
If he's healthy, I still think a double-double is within reach. Truthfully, I don't think that's too much to ask, either. Said he's going to come back at 265 pounds, which is 20 pounds lighter.
On Game 1 of the NBA Finals tonight:
Heat is unbeaten at home, but this is the Mavs' best shot at winning. They can shock Miami with how good they are. The Heat is more talented at three positions, but Dallas is smarter. I'm the only person I know picking the Mavs, though.
On rookie center Cole Aldrich:
From what I've seen, I believe Aldrich has passed Mullens. Aldrich consistently handles Mullens in 3-on-3 or 4-on-4 pregame get-togethers. Will Aldrich start in place of Perkins? Not even close. But he and Mohammed could be solid backup centers by committee.