The Dallas Mavericks have plenty of holes to plug over their final eight games if they want to hurdle teams such as the Memphis Grizzlies and make the 2014 NBA Playoffs right now.
As it stands right now, the often talked about problem for the Dallas Mavericks at center, and in particular Samuel Dalembert, does not qualify as one of those holes.
That's because Dalembert has upped his game over the past couple weeks, beginning to raise his performance back to the level which has kept him employed in the NBA over twelve long seasons.
Dalembert has averaged 10 rebounds a game over his past seven, over two rebounds ahead of his career average of 7.9 per game. He has also blocked 2.33 shots per game over that span, becoming a dominant force to be reckoned with down low.
However, perhaps the most important aspect of Dalembert's resurgence is his confidence: “I’ve proven that throughout the years,” Dalembert stated. “It’s nothing new for me. Playing defense, rebounding and blocking shots is nothing new.”
If Dalembert can keep his level of play matched up with his belief in himself, the Dallas Mavericks should be more than okay at the center position during the season's final weeks.