Tagged Dallas Mavericks

PODCAST: Which NBA Surprises Are Here to Stay?

In this episode of The NBA Podcast, Morten Jensen (@msjnba) and Bryan Toporek (@btoporek) discuss which early-season surprises will last and which will regress to the mean. Are the Phoenix Suns… good? Can Luka Doncic and Kristaps Porzingis keep the Dallas Mavericks in the playoff race? Did Ryan Saunders fix Andrew Wiggins? Who’s fueling the…

Ranking Each NBA Team’s Prospect Cores for 2019-20, Part 3

Our rankings of each team’s young prospects continue with teams 6-10. We only consider players who are entering their third season or younger, and players with a proven NBA track record are weighted quite heavily along with those who have proven collegiate production. While some rankings might seem surprising on the surface, this list’s criteria…

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Power Ranking the NBA’s Top Sidekicks

The second-most valuable player on an NBA contender holds a vital and often tricky role. They must be comfortable living in the shadow of the top dog while typically catering to his preferred playing style. When called upon, they must carry the team when the premier star is having an off night. Who are the…

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PODCAST: Top NBA Storylines to Watch in 2019-20

In this episode of The NBA Podcast, Morten Jensen (@msjnba) and Bryan Toporek (@btoporek) discuss the top storylines they’re excited to watch during the 2019-20 NBA season. How will Luka Doncic and Kristaps Porzingis fare alongside one another? Can the Lakers stumble upon the correct starting lineup? What will Pascal Siakam look like as a…

This Luka Doncic, Kristaps Porzingis Pairing is Going to be Fun

The landscape of the NBA shifted in tectonic-like fashion this past summer. An era of “Big Threes” is giving way to star duos dispersed throughout the league. There are plenty of new pairings, but the most interesting one could be down in Dallas. Keep an eye on the Mavericks in the brutal Western Conference. Although…

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Predicting NBA’s Top 10 International Players in 2019-20: Luka Doncic (6)

There have only been five rookies in NBA history to average 20 points, five rebounds and five assists per game: Oscar Robertson, Michael Jordan, LeBron James, Tyreke Evans and Luka Doncic.  Leading up to the 2018 NBA Draft, there was a lot of debate over just how good the Slovenian teenager was. Unlike other big-name…

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Predicting NBA’s Top 10 International Players in 2019-20: Kristaps Porzingis (7)

Kristaps Porzingis didn’t play a single minute last season. He tore his ACL the year prior and opted to spend the entire 2018-19 calendar rehabbing in hopes of returning back to action fully healthy. In the midst of all that, New York’s crowned prince was jettisoned out of the Big Apple. Porzingis was famously booed…

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PODCAST: 2019-20 NBA Southwest Division Season Preview

In this episode of The NBA Podcast, Morten Jensen (@msjnba), Bryan Toporek (@btoporek) and Bobby Karalla (@bobbykaralla) of Mavs.com preview the Southwest Division ahead of the 2019-20 NBA season. What should we expect from Kristaps Porzingis this year? How will Russell Westbrook and James Harden fit together? How will the Memphis Grizzlies move on from…

2019-20 NBA Season Preview: Southwest Division

The 2019-20 NBA season is just around the corner. After an offseason full of player movement, the title race appears as wide-open as it has been in years. Over the coming weeks, we will examine one big question hanging over each team heading into the season. We’ll continue today with the Southwest Division, where a…

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Where Do New-Look Dallas Mavericks Go From Here?

The Dallas Mavericks didn’t have the offseason they desired when July opened, but that doesn’t mean they completely struck out either. As with most everything around the NBA, there are layers and nuance to their summer. In short, they’re a better team than they were last year, even if they weren’t able to complete the…

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