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Mavs Now Paying Bill For Avoiding Reloading Through Draft

by Jonathan Tjarks

Jul 9, 2015 12:32 PM

Mark Cuban has been trying to find a shortcut to relevance over the last few seasons and all he ended up accomplishing was making the journey longer than it had to be. Read more »

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Mavs Offering Perfect Marriage Of Spot, Opportunity

by Jonathan Tjarks

Jul 6, 2015 1:44 PM

Superstars want to be the final piece of the puzzle. The real appeal of the Mavs' pitch was to guys like DeAndre Jordan, Wesley Matthews and Chandler Parsons who wanted to be bigger pieces in a new puzzle. Read more »

Tags: DeAndre Jordan, Wesley Matthews, Chandler Parsons, Dallas Mavericks, NBA

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Leroux's 2015 NBA Draft Review

by Danny Leroux

Jun 26, 2015 12:17 AM

Great drafts for the Nuggets, Wolves, Heat, 76ers and Raptors; good drafts for the Bulls, Magic, Pacers, Thunder, Warriors, Rockets and Celtics, along with teams having enh and bad drafts. Read more »

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Strengths, Weaknesses Of All 30 NBA Teams Entering Draft, Free Agency

by Christopher Reina

These infographics show the percentile rankings for all 30 teams in the critical categories of offensive efficiency, defensive efficiency, rebound percentage, assist percentage, three-point percentage and foul rate during the 14-15 regular season. Read more »
Jason Terry Still The Old Jet

by Jonathan Tjarks

Jason Terry had Allen Iverson's swag and Jeff Hornacek's game. In his mind, the most gangster thing you could do was hit a pull-up mid-range jumper and he's still doing it at 37. Read more »
Another Failed Partnership As Mavs Unable To Look At Roster Holistically

by Jonathan Tjarks

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 »
Three Thoughts On Rondo And The Mavs

by Brett Koremenos

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

by Jonathan Tjarks

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 »
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 hes 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 Danny 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 Danny 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 »
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