The morning after: Mavs left to ponder

Yet another Mavericks season has finished in an underachieving manner. Dirk Nowitzki wonders if he'll be around in Dallas next season, and Mark Cuban isn't too proud of the product these days.

Of course, there's no shortage of analysis following the Mavs' latest early exit:

*Jeff Caplan highlights the continued postseason absences of key cogs Jason Kidd and Jason Terry.

*Tim MacMahon wonders if rookie Rodrigue Beaubois was introduced too late in the series against the Spurs.

*ESPN.com's Marc Stein says the Mavericks are in for a long offseason of pondering.