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Another Failed Partnership As Mavs Unable To Look At Roster Holistically

by Jonathan Tjarks

Apr 23, 2015 1:22 PM

The Mavs are going to have to figure out some way to build a team around three guys - Dirk, Tyson Chandler and Monta - on the downswing of their careers and that need very specific types of skill-sets around them. Read more »

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Three Thoughts On Rondo And The Mavs

by Brett Koremenos

Apr 22, 2015 5:16 PM

Fit matters in the NBA more than it probably gets credit for. The mercurial Rajon Rondo is just the latest victim of finding a poor one. Read more »

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Dirk's Defense Proving To Be An Ever Growing Problem For Dallas

by Jonathan Tjarks

Apr 19, 2015 9:04 PM

At this stage in his career, there's just nowhere you can hide Dirk Nowitzki on defense against a good team, especially one with an offense as potent as the Rockets. There's a reason most of Dirk's peers -- Duncan, KG, Pau -- have slid down to C as they have gotten older. Read more »

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A Playoff Preview In Team Infographics

by Christopher Reina

Looking at the percentile rankings for every team in the first round of the 2015 NBA Playoffs in the critical categories of offensive efficiency, defensive efficiency, rebound percentage, assist percentage, three-point percentage and foul rate. Read more »
Series Preview: Rockets Vs. Mavericks

by Jonathan Tjarks

While the Rockets have a clear edge in terms of regular season performance as well as having two stars in the prime of their career, key Houston injuries should give some hope to a Mavs' team with a lot of talent that hasn't been able to get everything going this season. Read more »
Two Years Ago, MS Hit The NBA

by Andrew Perna

It's been two years since multiple sclerosis was at the forefront of NBA consciousness when the Mavericks called Chris Wright up from the Iowa Energy and signed him to a 10-day contract. Read more »
Hawk And The Mysteries Of Playcalling

by Brett Koremenos

As the NBA continues to evolve and get smarter, the next thing marked for improvement should be the way players and coaches approach their game-management responsibilities. Read more »
Coach's Corner: Rondo's Debut, Spurs' Zone, Sluggish Boris

by Brett Koremenos

Rajon Rondo's debut with the Mavericks gave us a look on how Rick Carlisle may use him, as well as the Spurs' zone and a sluggish Boris Diaw. Read more »
The Long Rajon Rondo Goodbye

by Andrew Perna

Now that Danny Ainge has finally let go of the past, the Celtics can begin an uninhibited rebuilding process. Rajon Rondo may have been part of the present for too long in Boston, but at least now we know he’s no longer the future. Read more »
The NBA's Last High School Class

by Jonathan Tjarks

Gerald Green, Monta Ellis, Lou Williams and Amir Johnson were part of the final high school class to go straight to the NBA. Talent was never the issue for any of these guys, but it took them awhile to find their place as they were caught between two eras. Read more »
Coach's Corner: Stagnant Suns; Let 'Em Shoot

by Brett Koremenos

How the Suns replaced floor spacing and passing with more scoring by letting Channing Frye and Ish Smith leave and adjusting to that, while the Celtics tried to stop the Mavs by letting Monta Ellis shoot. Read more »
2014-15 NBA Season Tiers Preview

by Daniel Leroux

The Spurs, Clippers and Cavaliers enter the season as Tier One teams, while the Bulls, Raptors, Thunder, Warriors, Rockets and several other Western Conference teams are in that second tier. Read more »
Leroux's 2014 NBA Offseason Review

by Daniel Leroux

The Cavs, 76ers, Spurs, Nuggets, Hornets and Suns were amongst teams to have a great offseason, while the Thunder, Magic, Kings, Lakers, Pacers and Knicks had bad ones. Read more »
Why Monta Ellis Could Soon Be Searching For Next Change Of Scenery

by Jonathan Tjarks

Monta Ellis went from laughingstock to cornerstone, the latest in a long line of guards to benefit from playing next to Dirk Nowitzki. But the holes in his game that haunted him with the Warriors and Bucks are still there and it's unclear how he fits long-term in Dallas. Read more »
Team-By-Team Analysis Of The 2014 NBA Draft

by Jonathan Tjarks

With the new CBA magnifying the importance of the draft and one of the most talented groups of prospects in recent years, what happened on Thursday night will have significant ramifications on the balance of power in the NBA for the next decade. Read more »
Leroux's 2014 NBA Draft Review

by Daniel Leroux

Breaking down which teams had Great, Good, Enh and Bad drafts with Andrew Wiggins, Jabari Parker and Joel Embiid going in the top-3. Read more »
10-Year NBA Win Rank Snapshot

by Christopher Reina

A 10-year season-by-season Win Rank snapshot for an NBA franchise creates an insightful visual narrative. Read more »
2014 First Round Picks (Which Teams Own The Picks?)

by Daniel Leroux

While RealGM has an excellent database of the draft picks that have been traded between teams, we wanted to put together a summary more focused on the upcoming draft. Read more »
How Vince Carter's Extended Third Act Reshapes The First Two

by Jonathan Tjarks

Only the best of the best can survive 15 seasons in the NBA, a ruthlessly Darwinian league. With a 16.1 PER and the ability to meaningfully impact the game on both sides of the ball at multiple positions, Vince Carter could fit with almost any team in the league at 37. Read more »
Lamar Odom's Complicated Legacy

by Jonathan Tjarks

If this is it, Lamar Odom leaves behind a complicated legacy in the sport. However, the player he could have been shouldn’t detract from the incredible player that he was. Read more »
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