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Mavs Finally Reach The Season Where It Stopped Working

by Colin McGowan

Nov 22, 2016 4:20 PM

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 »

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Five Question Season Preview: Southwest Division

by Brett Koremenos

Oct 14, 2016 11:25 AM

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 »

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Thirty Futures: Dallas Mavericks

by Colin McGowan

Oct 11, 2016 4:02 PM

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 »

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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 »
Rick Carlisle's Currency Of Constant Overachiement

by Colin McGowan

The Mavericks-assuredly, year after year-are never less than what they can be, and that's special, whether they're hoisting a trophy or squeaking into the postseason on creativity and guile. Read more »
The Maximum Available 2016 Cap Space For All 30 NBA Teams, Version 2.0

by Keith P Smith

Several teams will start the summer assured of having cap space. They'll be joined by several more as roster decisions are made leading up to the summer with more max contract slots available than ever before. Read more »
Chandler Parsons' Role As The Plan B Free Agent Of 2016

by Michael Pina

Chandler Parsons is a 6'10" stretch four who can comfortably run a pick-and-roll and thrive as an efficient primary option. For the Wizards, Magic, Blazers and even the Rockets, Parsons may be their best available option. Read more »
Western Conference: Buyers & Sellers

by Keith P Smith

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Rick Carlisle's Adaptability Amid Annual Overhauls

by Brett Koremenos

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 »
Mavericks' Future Revolves Around Maximizing Chandler Parsons

by Jonathan Tjarks

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 »
2015 Year-End NBA Team Portfolio Rankings

by Christopher Reina

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 »
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 »