October 30 -- (at LA Lakers) Steve Nash will look weird in a Laker uniform. He'll look even weirder dumping the ball into Kobe and spotting up for 30 minutes a night.
November 3 -- (vs. Charlotte Bobcats) The home opener. As @jose3030 would say: Brendan Haywood Back! You never want to overreact to one game, but dropping this one wouldn't exactly be a great sign for the new-look Mavericks.
November 21 -- (vs. New York Knicks) Everyone will have to pretend they wanted Kidd to return. It will be like whenever Caron Butler or JJ Barea come back.
November 24 -- (vs. LA Lakers) Always a big deal.
December 1 -- (vs. Detroit Pistons) An undercover interesting team to see in person. There isn't a human being on Earth bigger and more athletic than Andre Drummond. Think about that.
December 5 -- (at LA Clippers) Lamar Odom gets his chance to make a statement on national TV.
December 12 -- (at Boston Celtics) Their first game against Jason Terry and the Boston Celtics.
December 20 -- (vs. Miami Heat) LeBron returns to the scene of his greatest failure.
December 30 -- (vs. San Antonio Spurs) How can you hate them anymore? They're old, they're fun to watch and they aren't going to win another title.
January 18 -- (vs. Oklahoma City Thunder) Kevin Durant and Russell Westbrook return to the American Airlines Center for the first time since last year's curb-stomping.
February 20 -- (vs. Orlando Magic) If Dwight Howard is still in an Orlando uniform at this point, it will be a good sign for Dallas.
March 20 -- (vs. Brooklyn Nets) Losing out on Deron Williams adds some pizzazz to this one. I think it's best if Mavericks fans pretend the whole thing never happened -- playing the scorned woman is never a good look.
March 22 -- (vs. Boston Celtics) I hope they bust out the Jason Terry "Mr. 4rth Quarter" videos. I love how hard the Jet acts when he really has the game of Jeff Hornacek.
March 26 -- (vs. LA Clippers) Lammy Odom! I wonder what his reception will be like at the American Airlines Center.
March 30 -- (vs. Chicago Bulls) Dallas fans may miss out on Derrick Rose two years in a row if his knee isn't fully healed.
April 17 -- (vs. New Orleans Hornets) The last game of the season is a chance to check out the Tarantula arms, spindly wingspan and unique facial hair choices of one Anthony Davis.