Dallas Mavericks: What Opponents Should Fear the Most

The Dallas Mavericks were once a team that struck fear into each opponent that walked onto the court, but those days are past now.  Could this Mavs team bring a similar daunting task to those who play them each night? In this month of October, focused on the tricks and the treats, the horrors and the […] Dallas Mavericks: What Opponents Should Fear the Most - The Smoking Cuban...
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2 hours ago

4 New Mavs Who Will Contribute

The Dallas Mavericks made a good amount of acquisitions this off season. Some guys get brought to teams and don’t really work out, but it seems as if Dallas brought in a good amount of new faces that will contribute to the team. Normally a team will make a draft pick and one or two […] 4 New Mavs Who Will Contribute - The Smoking Cuban - The Smoking Cuban - A Dallas Mavericks...
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11 hours ago

Wesley Matthews Post-Up Game Can Help Mavericks Offense

Wesley Matthews is back healthier than ever, but his biggest contribution to the offense could be his ability to post up as a guard. The Dallas Mavericks shook up their roster this off-season, and the Mavs identity will differ from past seasons. In the past, Dallas has touted an offense that can run up the […] Wesley Matthews Post-Up Game Can Help Mavericks Offense - The Smoking...
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17 hours ago

Dirk Nowitzki, Mavs start chase to get back to playoffs

DALLAS (AP) -- Dirk Nowitzki goes into his 19th season looking to get Dallas into the top four in the Western Conference because the big German believes that is the easiest way to advance in the playoffs.The Mavericks haven't done that since winning the championship in 2011, which helps explain first-round exits in four of the past five seasons. Dallas didn't make the postseason...
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NBA Southwest Division Preview: Dallas Mavericks

As another NBA season nears, it’s time for our season previews. Rounding out the West, we head to the Southwest. Projected Conference Finish: 9th Best Move of Offseason: Andrew Bogut is not the sort of player you can typically steal as cap fodder. He may be coming off of a major injury but he looked like an impact player in the Olympics and solves a major need as a defensive presence...
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Salah Mejri shares stories, swats shots at Jr. NBA clinic

Salah Mejri plays basketball with the kind of intense, youthful passion you wouldn’t expect from a 30-year-old, and that isn’t a bad thing. His fire gives him confidence and the self-belief it takes to be the first player from Tunisia to play in the NBA. There was barely any organized basketball in his country as he grew up, which meant his first exposure to the game came when...
2 days ago

What's next? The Mavericks' old guard and new guard

Dirk Nowitzki is a player whose Q Score with me changed over the course of his career. While I’ve always considered him great, I just believed there was something mentally weak about him as he was becoming a great player in the 2000s. The image of David West tapping Dirk’s chin while both were face-to-face and Dirk not doing anything about it is forever etched into my mind. He...
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Mavs search for consistency with their starters, second unit as preseason nears an end

DALLAS — It was a tale of two halves for the Dallas Mavericks during their second-to-last preseason outing Wednesday night against Houston, falling to a 106-91 defeat in front of their hometown fans. Sliding into a double-digit hole quickly after the opening tipoff Wednesday against the rival Rockets, the Mavericks’ starters surrendered a 21-4 run at the beginning of the game...
2 days ago

Carlisle likens Mavs’ bad start to ‘Trump debate performance’

Dallas Mavericks head coach Rick Carlisle peppered his postgame analysis of the team’s “abominable” start to its preseason game against the Houston Rockets with some political commentary thanks to a barb directed at Donald Trump. The Mavericks quickly fell behind the Rockets by an 18-2 margin early on in Wednesday’s exhibition match-up, a performance Carlisle, presumably...
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Is the 'high five' metric the only weird stat the NBA should track?

A "high five" metric? It exists and the Phoenix Suns are using it to track interaction on the court as a way to judge how "selfless" players are during a game. Hello and welcome back to the Yardbarker roundtable where we invite our experts to sit back, relax and sound off on the serious (and not so serious) parts of sports. We're a week away from the NBA regular season so it's time...
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Who Are the Five Most Important Mavericks This Season?

  The Dallas Mavericks have had underwhelming rosters for multiple seasons now. Fans have not had much confidence outside of the fact that Rick Carlisle is still in the driver’s seat and Dirk Nowitzki keeps standing-up Father Time for their inevitable date.   Going into the 2016-17 season, you can feel the positive energy coming from MFFLs everywhere. The assurance that Wes...
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4 days ago

Mark Cuban takes shot at media members with buffet zinger

Mark Cuban is known for his zingers, and the media was the target of one of his lines on Sunday. The Mavs began practicing from their new court facility on Sunday. Apparently there is one difference about it, and that is there will be no buffet in the media room. Why is that you ask? “There’s already enough fata–es in the media,” Cuban apparently told reporters on Sunday...
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5 days ago  |  Discuss

Justin Anderson is the X-Factor in Big D

For a Dallas Mavericks organization that has (mostly) ignored the NBA Draft since stealing Dirk Nowitzki from Milwaukee in a deal 20 years ago, sophomore Justin Anderson is a ray of hope for both the present and future.  After a ho-hum showing in the regular season, the 21st pick of the 2015 NBA Draft enjoyed a mini-breakout in a short but sweet postseason series against Oklahoma...
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6 days ago  |  Discuss

Bledsoe finds rythm, leads Suns past Mavericks

PHOENIX -- Eric Bledsoe and rookie Marquese Chriss each scored 17 points for Phoenix.Point guard Deron Williams led Dallas with 17 points but didn't have an assist.MAVERICKS: C Andrew Bogut had 10 points and a team-high four assists. ... Dirk Nowitzki scored 10 points on 4-of-13 shooting. ... Free agent addition Harrison Barnes, who signed a max deal at four years and $94 million...
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6 days ago  |  Discuss

Thirty Futures: Dallas Mavericks

You take profundity wherever you can get it, but you don't expect to discover it in a Wikipedia section heading. The internet's favored source of information you need to double-check isn't something a middle school prankster made up organizes Dirk Nowitzki's NBA career into three phases: Difficult Start (1998-99), Big Three (1999-2004) and Franchise Player (2004-present). Putting...
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10 days ago  |  Discuss

Mavericks hoping personalized pillows help improve their game

The Dallas Mavericks are exhausting all options to improve their team heading into next season, and that includes making sure their players have no excuse for being exhausted. Mark Cuban has invested in a company called Bedgear, which makes personalized pillows that are designed to give people a better night’s rest. On Thursday, representatives from Bedgear were at the American...
Via Larry Brown Sports
15 days ago  |  Discuss

Cuban will stand for anthem, accepts if Mavs players do not

Dallas Mavericks owner Mark Cuban has made his opinion known regarding the national anthem protest sweeping the NFL and is expected to become an issue in the NBA during the 2016-17 season. Cuban recently indicated he intends to continue standing for the anthem but supports others who choose not to, including players on his team. “If you can’t protect the 1st Amendment rights...
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17 days ago  |  Discuss

Mark Cuban supports Mavericks players who may choose to kneel during anthem

Dallas Mavericks owner Mark Cuban won’t be upset if any of his players join Colin Kaepernick and others who are kneeling during the national anthem. Speaking with CNNMoney, Cuban expressed his support for Kaepernick’s protest. “[O]f all the ways you could protest, you could throw a bomb, you could shoot a gun, you could throw a punch, you could start a protest, you could...
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20 days ago  |  Discuss

2016 NBA Offseason Review: Southwest Division

Dallas Mavericks Additions: Quincy Acy, Harrison Barnes, Andrew Bogut, Nicolas Brussino, Seth Curry, Jonathan Gibson, A.J. Hammons Subtractions: Jeremy Evans, Raymond Felton, David Lee, JaVale McGee, Zaza Pachulia, Chandlers Parsons, Charlie Villanueva 2016-17 Cap Space: None. Over Salary Floor. Under Luxury Tax. 2017-18 Maximum Cap Space: $39.1 million Analysis: The Dallas...
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21 days ago  |  Discuss

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