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Mavs Moneyball Jul 20, 2015

All 53 of Dirk's teammates since 2011, ranked

Six months after the 2011 NBA Championship, eight of Dirk Nowitzki's 14 title-winning teammates remained. By the following summer of 2012, just three were back. When the Mavericks let Shawn Marion walk away after the 2013-14 season, Dirk was alone. In the span of 30 months or so, a championship team was reduced to just the one man who had been in the middle of it all. The Mavericks' philosophy from that point on had been critiqued and discussed and argued over and yelled about. It might have broken up a marriage or two, if one side thought it was justified and the other didn't. Despite a...
Mavs Moneyball Jul 14, 2015

9 players the Mavericks could take on with cap space

Like Zaza Pachulia, the Mavericks have the cap space to take on another player for the right price. Here's some names who could potentially be on the move. With Deron Williams seemingly on the verge of joining Dirk Nowitzki, Chandler Parsons, and Wesley Matthews, the Mavericks are left with an estimated $6 to 7 million in cap space, or possibly more if they elect to dump or stretch Raymond Felton. With the free agent market drying up, it may be best the team looks to bring in another player with a trade, as they did with Zaza Pachulia. Here's a list of players who could be potential salary...
Mavs Moneyball Jul 10, 2015

Amar'e Stoudemire signs with the Heat on a 1-year deal

The Maverick for 23 games will not return to Dallas. Free agent center Amar'e Stoudemire has signed with the Miami Heat on a one-year deal worth about $1.5 million, the team announced late Friday afternoon. Stoudemire played 23 games with the Mavericks last season after he was bought out of his contract with the Knicks. While he proved his low post scoring was still a weapon, Stoudemire did little in the way of defense and the Nowitzki/Stoudemire front court combinations were dreadful to watch. While I wish Stoudemire the best, he just wasn't a great fit next to this iteration of Dirk and...
Mavs Moneyball Jul 10, 2015

Deron Williams is looking to leave Brooklyn for Dallas, per report

The Mavericks may land their big fish after all. When Deron Williams spurned the Dallas Mavericks back in 2012, it was quite the blow. Williams chose a Nets roster featuring Joe Johnson and Brook Lopez over a frazzled Mavericks roster featuring an aging Dirk Nowitzki. However, Deron's time as a Net has not gone smoothly, and ESPN's Marc Stein is reporting that the former All-Star point guard wants out of Brooklyn and has interest in playing with his hometown Mavericks. A buyout, if Williams' representatives and the Nets can come to terms, would be Brooklyn's preference compared to...
Mavs Moneyball Jul 9, 2015

The Dirk Nowitzki era is over

The greatest casualty of the DeAndre Jordan decision is Dirk. All of Dallas is in a catatonic state today following the aftermath of the DeAndre Jordan debacle. Jordan's unceremonious exit from his verbal agreement will reverberate throughout the Maverick franchise for the next decade because winning Jordan last Friday had marked a passing of the torch from Dirk Nowitzki to the next generation of Maverick royalty. Nowitzki carried that torch as high as humanly possible for 17 strong years, but the flame wilted in the vapor trail left by DeAndre Jordan. Casting blame upon DeAndre or Cuban...
Mavs Moneyball Jul 7, 2015

Watch Dirk Nowitzki's 2015 season highlights

There's never a bad time to watch the graceful Big German.
Mavs Moneyball Jul 7, 2015

For the Mavericks, luck trumped a flawed process

The NBA has shown actual talent trumps flexibility, yet the Mavericks went in with only cap space and made it work anyway. For the past five offseasons in Dallas, the name of the game has been flexibility. The goal was always to lure big-name free agents to the Mavericks using cap space and a chance to lead the franchise into the post-Nowitzki era. Yet the past week has only driven home a lesson that should have been apparent from the last several summers -- free agents don't just want to go to a team that can offer a big salary . They want a team with quality basketball players too. While...
Mavs Moneyball Jul 6, 2015

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...

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