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Maybe now that both the Denver Nuggets and Dallas Mavericks have been eliminated from the 2010 NBA postseason we can start discussing their ill-fated playoff journeys with a little bit of realism. It was widely assumed the Nuggets and Mavericks existed in the rare air of NBA title contenders, but their respective first-round losses revealed them to be pretenders of the highest magnitude. For instance, the Mavericks were exposed by the San Antonio Spurs in the very areas which have been their bane, namely post defense and offense, and the deal for Caron Butler and Brendan Haywood proved to be highly overrated. Butler and Haywood were simply role players, nothing more, and their signings glossed over the fact Dallas was still a poor defensive team which was too reliant on the perimeter to cr ...

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