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2020-21 NBA Season Preview: Southwest Division

by Keith P Smith

Dec 21, 2020 1:19 PM

While the Mavericks appear to be the only playoff lock in the division, the Rockets, Spurs, Grizzlies and Pelicans should all at least be in the Play-In mix. Read more »

Tags: Dallas Mavericks, Houston Rockets, Memphis Grizzlies, New Orleans Pelicans, San Antonio Spurs, NBA

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Thirty Futures: Dallas Mavericks

by Colin McGowan

Dec 20, 2020 8:31 AM

You see someone who can do a bit of everything at age 24 and figure he'll develop linearly and remarkably, until you've talked yourself into a player like Josh Richardson becoming Tony Allen crossed with Bradley Beal. It's fun to get carried away. Read more »

Tags: Josh Richardson, Dallas Mavericks, NBA

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Luka, Zion And Chasing The Blogger's High

by Jonny Auping

Dec 7, 2020 4:42 PM

You can't call what Luka and Zion make basketball fans feel "nostalgia" because a lot of them aren't old enough to have felt anything like it before. They have a complete mastery of not knowing what's going to happen next. Read more »

Tags: Luka Doncic, Zion Williamson, Dallas Mavericks, New Orleans Pelicans, NBA

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Suspended Indefinitely: Michael Finley Belongs

by Colin McGowan

Michael Finley wasn't going to be Jordan, or really anything like Jordan. But at 24, 25, 26, his career was still a splintering branch of possibility. Read more »
Ten-Year NBA Net Rating Rankings (Infographics For All 30 Teams)

by Christopher Reina

We look at the trajectory of every team in the NBA in terms of how they rank in the category. Read more »
Suspended Indefinitely: Josh Howard Tells A Joke

by Colin McGowan

When Josh Howard was caught on camera making a tossed-off remark about the national anthem in 2008, the reaction was lazy umbrage-taking and recrimination. Read more »
The Sudden, Premature Breakout Of Luka Doncic

by Colin McGowan

Luka Doncic's unfairness is myriad, but that is perhaps the most unfair thing about him. It's so early for him to be so great, and of course he doesn't seem to notice. Read more »
2019-20 Southwest Division Preview

by Keith P Smith

On the Grizzlies' exciting rebuild, Houston's big gamble on Russell Westbrook, Dallas seeing what they have in Doncic and Porzingis, the Pelicans in Year 1 of the Zion era, and the Spurs doing very little but outperforming expectations yet again. Read more »
Thirty Histories: Dallas Mavericks

by Colin McGowan

For a solid decade, the Mavericks looked in vain for a starting center. They almost never found a suitable one. Until they did and they won a ring, and then he was gone. Read more »
Doncic & Porzingis Are The Mavs' Second Chance At A Transcendent Duo

by Jonny Auping

Imagine if Steve Nash and Dirk Nowitzki were never broken up. Now, imagine if Nash were five inches taller and Dirk were three inches taller. That's the kind of potential the Mavericks are looking at. Read more »
2019 Western Conference Offseason Chatter From Summer League

by Keith P Smith

With so much turnover this offseason, and another exciting draft class, teams had lots and lots to say. Read more »
Dallas Mavericks: 2019 NBA Offseason Preview

by Keith P Smith

This offseason is about retaining Kristaps Porzingis on as team-friendly a contract as possible, and then filling out the roster with depth. Read more »
The Maximum Available 2019 Cap Space for All 30 NBA Teams, Version 2.0

by Keith P Smith

The Knicks, Clippers, Hawks, Kings and Lakers project to have the most cap space this offseason. Read more »
Harrison Barnes Finds His Scale

by Colin McGowan

The Kings provide a space where Harrison Barnes can operate at something like a happy medium, become the player he was meant to be rather than the one he and others have spent nearly a decade telling us he might become. Read more »
Dirk Nowitzki Rises To The Occasion At The Garden One More Time

by Colin McGowan

Dirk Nowitzki has a ring. There is nothing left for him to accomplish. Which does not mean the work is not enjoyable, or that he does not savor it, at this late stage. Read more »
Lonzo Ball And Dennis Smith Are Just Trying To Grow Next To Greatness

by Jonny Auping

Not only are Lonzo Ball and Dennis Smith Jr. going to be better than they currently are, but the greatness of their greatest skills have yet to be debunked or diminished. Read more »
How Dirk Will Fit Onto A Mavs' Team That Now Belongs To Luka

by Matthew Tynan

The Mavericks have always been innovative when it comes to Dirk Nowitzki. Read more »
Luka Doncic's Earned Confidence

by Jonny Auping

Luka Doncic's games haven't been statements or declarations of fact. They've just been reality playing itself out. He plays like he's exactly as good as he knows he is. Read more »
Thirty Futures: Luka Doncic

by Colin McGowan

What's being praised and proclaimed about Luka Doncic sounds a lot like what was previously said about Andrew Wiggins or Anthony Davis or Kwame Brown. Read more »
2018 NBA Offseason Review: Southwest Division

by Keith P Smith

On the offseason moves by the Mavericks, Rockets, Spurs, Grizzlies and Pelicans. Read more »