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2017 NBA Offseason Preview: Dallas Mavericks

by Keith P Smith

May 13, 2017 4:06 AM

Because Mark Cuban won't fully rebuild until Dirk Nowitzki retires, it puts the Mavericks in a tricky spot. They want to be competitive, but can't hamstring the roster long-term. Read more »

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Ten-Year Net Rating Rankings (Infographics For All 30 Teams)

by Christopher Reina

Apr 13, 2017 6:29 PM

Beyond strictly looking at wins and losses, net rating gives a clear picture of team performance. The following infographics show the trajectory of every team in the NBA in terms of how they rank in the category. Read more »

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Dirk & The Never Say Die Mavs

by Brett Koremenos

Mar 10, 2017 7:23 PM

Part of the greatness of Dirk Nowitzki is also in years like this; when he made deficient teams into average ones. Read more »

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The Maximum Available 2017 Cap Space For All 30 NBA Teams, Version 4.0

by Keith P Smith

With the NBA Trade Deadline behind us and rosters locked in for the most part, it is time for an updated look at what all 30 teams cap space picture looks likes for the summer of 2017. Read more »
Grading The Deal: Mavs Steal Nerlens Noel From 76ers

by Keith P Smith

The Mavericks acquired their center of both the present and future for spare parts. Read more »
Western Conference Buyers & Sellers At The Trade Deadline

by Keith P Smith

There are a number of teams on the fringes of the playoff picture such as the Kings, Nuggets, Blazers and Mavericks, which makes predicting their deadline goals difficult. Read more »
The Mavs Are Just Doing What Comes Naturally

by Jonny Auping

The Mavericks are building something slow with small parts and what they've done so far in 2017 flies in the face of tanking rhetoric. Read more »
2016 Year-End NBA Team Portfolio Rankings

by Christopher Reina

The Warriors and Cavaliers remain atop our year-end rankings but there's considerable change behind them, most notably the Raptors, Bucks and 76ers. Read more »
Mavs Finally Reach The Season Where It Stopped Working

by Colin McGowan

It's all going to hell for the Mavs in that unceremonious way it used to go to hell in the age before franchises started writing off entire seasons in July: a few guys are a year too old, a few guys are injured, and most opponents run them off the floor. They aimed to compete for a playoff spot and ended up buried in under a month. Read more »
Five Question Season Preview: Southwest Division

by Brett Koremenos

James Harden in the Steve Nash role for Mike D'Antoni, the Spurs in the mid-range, whether Anthony Davis can expand his game, the Grizzlies' three-point shooting and how the Mavs may shift their offense in Harrison Barnes' direction. Read more »
Thirty Futures: Dallas Mavericks

by Colin McGowan

For as long as his old man brilliance persists, Dirk Nowitzki deserves our effusiveness. There's a decent chance he's going to retire having had a single bad season: his rookie year, when he was 20. Read more »
Dirk Nowitzki Is The NBA's Safe Place For Combo Guards

by Jonny Auping

Rick Carlisle doesn't believe his guards need a defined position, and that might not be because he is some sort of advocate for position-less basketball. It's probably just because he has Dirk Nowitzki on his team, a man who has given careers to combo guards for over a decade. Read more »
2016 NBA Offseason Review: Southwest Division

by Keith P Smith

While the Pelicans looked for healthy bodies, the Spurs, Rockets, Grizzlies and Rockets made significant changes to their core. Read more »
Dallas Mavericks: How To Make The Offseason 'Win' Work On The Court

by Brett Koremenos

The Dallas front office has always counted on Rick Carlisle to bail them out after they swing and miss on big free agents. When viewing this haul through a Carlisle-colored lens, there's excitement in thinking about the quirky solutions he'll find to make this all work. Read more »
How Chandler Parsons' Glitz N' Glamour Signals The End Of Grit N' Grind

by Jonny Auping

Prioritizing Chandler Parsons over Zach Randolph makes sense if the Grizzlies consider themselves contenders. Parsons is a modern NBA combo forward who can spread the floor and doesn't play well with power forwards. Read more »
Grading The Deal: Harrison Barnes Signs $94M Deal With Mavs

by Christopher Reina

Harrison Barnes is not the transcendent talent many expected him to be as a hyped high school kid in Iowa, but he's figured out how to be productive and valuable as a prototypical combo forward. Read more »
Grading The Deal: Chandler Parsons Finds Max Deal With Grizzlies

by Christopher Reina

Chandler Parsons fits the Grizzlies' timeline of contention even if it seems flimsy with how the balance of power in the Western Conference has shifted away from them over these past two playoffs. Read more »
Leroux's 2016 NBA Draft Review

by Danny Leroux

Headlined by the great drafts from the 76ers and Nuggets, we go team-by-team to breakdown how every GM did based on the opportunities available to them. Read more »
2016 Offseason Preview: Dallas Mavericks

by Keith P Smith

Dallas is likely looking at a roster that is veteran heavy and filled with short-term contracts as they continue to forgo a full rebuild for as long as Dirk Nowitzki keeps playing. Read more »
Three Question Playoff Preview: Thunder Vs. Mavericks

by Brett Koremenos

On J.J. Barea's scorching form, finding the right fifth player for OKC's core four-man group and whether Billy Donovan can keep up with Rick Carlisle on adjustments. Read more »