It could be an improvement in any category. Such as positions or performance in a specific area.
As a Celtics fan, I'd like to see better rebounding. It's been 3 years of bad rebounding, I would love a big improvement in that.
Seriously. Dirk has spent all his prime years working with the “one star surrounded by good players” team construction (never was a fan of teams designed like that, it has only won a title 5 times and the NBA has been around since the 50s). He did the best he could with it, getting multiple 50-60 win seasons, 2 finals appearances, and even a title in 2011. It's time he plays with another star who can carry the show when he has an off night. In this league it's highly unlikely you win a title unless you have a dynamic duo or big 3. History shows that. At least they tried to get another star, but since they didn't quite get it, that's the improvement that needs to be made.
I mean, that's pretty much what's stopping them from getting out the west this year. Dwight/Kobe/Nash/Pau, Durant/Westbrook/Harden, and Parker/Manu/Duncan. Those are the only teams I see in the west that the Mavs can't beat. The only way they could beat them is if Dirk “snaps” like he did in the 2011 or 2006 playoffs. That team has good role players but they need another star. I hope Mayo breaks out into a star like he was destined to be.
Rating: 5 out of 5