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Rick Carlisle's Adaptability Amid Annual Overhauls

by Brett Koremenos

Jan 22, 2016 4:38 PM

How exactly does Rick Carlisle continue to keep the Mavericks competitive despite the annual overhauls? Well this year, one set run for one of his new additions perfectly encapsulates Carlisle's underrated brilliance. Read more »

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Mavericks' Future Revolves Around Maximizing Chandler Parsons

by Jonathan Tjarks

Jan 11, 2016 3:50 PM

If the Mavericks want to get the most out of Chandler Parsons they should be targeting another 3-and-D player at SF and a better version of JaVale McGee at center. Read more »

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2015 Year-End NBA Team Portfolio Rankings

by Christopher Reina

Dec 29, 2015 8:16 PM

The only considerations are talent, age, cap flexibility and future draft picks with the goal being to eventually compete for and win the NBA Finals. Read more »

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NBA Season Preview: Dallas Mavericks

by Brett Koremenos

In place of DeAndre Jordan are a combination of veteran castoffs and unheralded young prospects. It will be up to these players, along with Rick Carlisle and Dirk Nowitzki, to maintain the teamís incredible run of success. Read more »
What's Changed, What Hasn't: Southwest Division

by Jonathan Tjarks

Playoff LaMarcus & aging guards for the Spurs, more depth & Golden State for the Rockets, Mike Conley and the wing for the Grizzlies, AD at the 5 & Jrue's health for the Pelicans and pure-4-out basketball and Dirk's D for the Mavs. Read more »
Mavericks' Five Biggest Storylines Heading Into 15-16

by Jonathan Tjarks

On the health of a fragile core, three-point shooting, replacing Tyson Chandler, mixing in young players and Dirk Nowitzki's contributions. Read more »
Dirk, Pau And The Next Great European 7-Footer

by Jonathan Tjarks

For more than a generation, NBA teams were drafting international 7-footers with a pulse and a jumper because of Dirk and Pau. More than 15 years later, as the two wind down their careers and play in their final EuroBasket, the league still hasn't found anyone who can fill their shoes. Read more »
Mavs Now Paying Bill For Avoiding Reloading Through Draft

by Jonathan Tjarks

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 »
Mavs Offering Perfect Marriage Of Spot, Opportunity

by Jonathan Tjarks

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 »
Leroux's 2015 NBA Draft Review

by Danny Leroux

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 »
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 »
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