Dallas Mavericks Analysis

Luka Doncic And The Upside And Perils Of Radical Heliocentrism

by Jack Tien-Dana

Nov 15, 2022 2:18 PM

Luka Doncic is playing to the point that he's consumed Dallas' entire universe; at a certain point, he ceased being the Mavs' star and transformed into their entire solar system. Read more »

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Luka Doncic And His Indistinct Supporting Cast

by Micah Wimmer

May 18, 2022 10:43 AM

Watching the Mavericks, everything seems to come down to one question: Will their role players make enough 3's to make up for the fact that they are a top heavy team lacking in stylistic diversity or flexibility? Read more »

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

by RealGM Staff Report

Apr 11, 2022 9:55 PM

The Suns jumped from 30th in the NBA in Net Rating in 17-18 to 29th to 18th in 19-20 to third last season and first in 21-22. Read more »

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The Shared Construction Of A Mosaic

by Colin McGowan

Dirk Nowitzki played 21 years. You could spend a lifetime dissecting a tenure that vast. It's spirit-salving, especially when everybody's down, to spend at least a few days on it. Read more »
More Hope Than Anticipation For Mavericks

by Colin McGowan

It's hard to imagine Dallas going on a half-hot, half-lucky playoff run like the Suns did last spring. And so what are they accomplishing? What are they striving toward? Read more »
Ten-Year NBA Net Rating Rankings (Infographics For All 30 Teams)

by RealGM Staff Report

The Jazz jumped from ninth in Net Rating last season to first in 20-21. Read more »
2020-21 NBA Season Preview: Southwest Division

by Keith P Smith

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 »
Thirty Futures: Dallas Mavericks

by Colin McGowan

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 »
Luka, Zion And Chasing The Blogger's High

by Jonny Auping

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 »
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 »