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DeAndre Jordan will be just fine without Chris Paul

The new Maverick big man has to escape the shadow of Los Angeles. For the first time in the Dirk era, the Mavericks have landed a franchise center. DeAndre Jordan, by far the most explosive center in franchise history, will be running alongside Chandler Parsons and Dirk Nowitzki in the Mavericks' new, potent frontcourt. Jordan spurned the Clippers for the Mavs in large part due to the opportunity to flourish in Dallas and Mavs intend to give Jordan every opportunity to reach his potential, but a prevailing thought that's lingering around is that Jordan cannot thrive without Chris Paul's...
Mavs Moneyball Jul 4, 2015

Mavericks looking to add veteran front court depth

Several former Mavericks are on this list. After successfully recruiting DeAndre Jordan to come to Dallas, the Mavericks have one of the league's best young players at center but are in serious need of front court depth. The only big men currently signed to the roster are Dirk Nowitzki and second-year power forward Dwight Powell. The team plans to look at several low cost veterans already familiar with the Mavericks system for backup roles, according to ESPN Dallas' Tim MacMahon, including Amar'e Stoudemire, Charlie Villanueva, Samuel Dalembert and Ryan Hollins. Dalembert was an...
Mavs Moneyball Jul 3, 2015

With DeAndre Jordan, the Mavericks finally have a future

DeAndre Jordan is one of the crucial pieces for Dallas to move on after Dirk retires. On July 3, 2014, the Mavericks were a Dirk Nowitzki retirement away from becoming a lottery team. The season prior, they had started four players over 30 plus Monta Ellis, a then-27-year-old guard, talented but moody and undersized. Only two players under 28 had even cracked the rotation, Brandan Wright and Jae Crowder, and both were operating very near their potential ceiling. Nothing on the roster suggested a soft landing when the post-Dirk era began; in fact, it was going to play out no better than if...
Dirk Nowitzki and Steve Nash together again for first time in over a decade

Dirk Nowitzki and Steve Nash together again for first time in over a decade

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WATCH: Dirk Nowitzki on Satnam Singh and Monta Ellis

FRISCO—Dirk Nowitzki wrapped up his annual Heroes Celebrity Baseball Game Saturday, but he spoke with the media Friday about his thoughts on the Mavericks 52nd draft pick, Satnam Singh, and how he felt about Monta Ellis leaving the team. His immediate reaction when asked …
Mavs Moneyball Jun 27, 2015

A very serious breakdown of Dirk's Celebrity Baseball Game

Dirk will yet again be pulling an MJ and swinging the bat rather than shooting the ball. Here's a quick look at the host of (non-Monta) celebrities who will be playing with him. In what is becoming quite a fun Dallas tradition, a number of local athletes, sports celebrities, and a few other notable persons will be donning the fashionable white and blue baseball uniforms of Dirk Nowitzki's Heroes Celebrity Baseball Game. Notably absent from either roster is the Mavs' 2014-2015 leading scorer Monta Ellis, who opted out of the final year of his contract  and isn't expected to return to...
Dirk Nowitzki’s offseason schedule and why his parents haven’t seen newborn son yet

Dirk Nowitzki’s offseason schedule and why his parents haven’t seen newborn son yet

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Mavs Moneyball Jun 25, 2015

3 fun things to know about Justin Anderson

The Mavs new rookie already has ties to Dirk Nowitzki. The Mavs grabbed swingman Justin Anderson with their first round pick and it's time to get to know him a little bit better. Justin Anderson has already learned a lot from Dirk Nowitzki Justin Anderson became a legitimate first round prospect because he improved his three point shooting from 29 percent to 45 percent. An increase by that margin takes a lot of hard work and special training. It just so happens that Anderson has Dirk Nowitzki to thank for his improvement. This Sports Illustrated feature highlights the details behind...

Dirk Nowitzki believes Monta Ellis will opt-out, dishes on LaMarcus, too

Dirk Nowitzki doesn’t see any way that the Dallas Mavericks’ Monta Ellis won’t opt out of the final year of his contract, making him a free agent on July 1. Ellis has until June 24 to make the decision. And …
Mavs Moneyball Jun 10, 2015

LaMarcus Aldridge profile: The ultimate Dirk replacement could alter the course of the franchise

The Dallas native and All-Star power forward is a free agent and a natural replacement to future Hall of Famer Dirk Nowitzki. Could he actually leave Portland for his hometown and how smooth a fit would it be? If LaMarcus Aldridge's mid-range jumper were a living creature, I would court it, tell it funny stories, do new life activities with it, love it, ask its parents (presumably Dirk's mid-range jumper is the dad and Anna Kendrick the mother) for their blessing, move in together, marry it, love life together, grow a small but steady resentment toward each other and then die. That's how...

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