As Dirk Nowitzki's career winds down, do the Mavericks owe it to him to go for it every season?(Danny Bollinger/Flickr)

As Dirk Nowitzki’s career winds down, do the Mavericks owe it to him to go for it every season? (Danny Bollinger/Flickr)

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Following OTNB’s two most recent team interviews, Aaron and Loren riff on the state of the Pacers and Mavericks. Each team features a key player returning from serious injury and is fighting to earn a spot in this year’s playoffs. Such postseason pursuit is discussed, as well as the philosophy of tanking. The conversation also expands to the future of the Chandler Parsons-Wesley Matthews pairing in Dallas.

Music: “Who Likes to Party?” by Kevin MacLeod