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Mavs Moneyball Jul 27, 2016

Dirk Nowitzki missing a penalty kick so, so terribly is quintessential Dirk

This is amazing. Dirk Nowitzki played handball growing up before switching solely to basketball. In Germany, soccer is huge, but it was never his sport. Being seven feet tall probably didn’t help there, and these days, all Dirk is really known for when trying to kick the ball around the pitch is flopping. But now we have something else: TERRIBLE PENALTY KICKS. DIRK NOWITZKI DID A ZAZA PK pic.twitter.com/lVqSsfjzZs— Jason Gallagher (@jga41agher) July 27, 2016 Thank you to The Ringer’s essential Jason Gallagher for bringing this to our attention. Dirk forever. There’s no way...
Mavs Moneyball Jul 22, 2016

Dirk Nowitzki officially re-signs with the Mavericks on a $50 million deal

Dirk is finally making that money he deserves. The Mavericks and Dirk Nowitzki have agreed to a two year deal worth $50 million, according to ESPN's Marc Stein. After taking discounts on consecutive contracts for Dallas, Nowitzki is finally get paid lucratively, which he has more than deserved after 18 amazing seasons with this franchise. If Nowitzki had taken the max on his previous contracts, he could have earned nearly $44 million more than he has. The timing is crucial here -- with the cap rising drastically, Dallas had more room to negotiate this season. The discounts he took in the...
Mavs Moneyball Jul 21, 2016

Mavericks sign Kyle Collinsworth to partially guaranteed deal

The Mavs add another player from their Summer League team. The Dallas Mavericks have signed Kyle Collinsworth. The two-year partially guaranteed deal assures Collinsworth an invite to the Mavs' training camp. Collinsworth played on Dallas' Summer League team in Las Vegas. The 6'6" guard appeared in all six of the Mavericks' games in the desert, often times finding himself as the primary ball handler while on the floor. However, Collinsworth's time in Vegas wasn't exactly impressive. He averaged 4.2 points on 47.4 percent shooting, 2.4 assists, and one steal in 15.3 minutes per game off the...
Mavs Moneyball Jul 21, 2016

Grading another Mavericks’ offseason that didn’t go as plannned

The Mavs yet again turned tragedy into a possible shot at the playoffs. What grade would you give them? Everyone loves grades! Our staff roundtable this week continues with our contributors answering the question: "What grade would you give the Mavericks’ offseason and why?" The staff gives their thoughts below, and feel free to add your own grades in the comments below! Ian: C+. I would have given them an F, but once again the Mavs have cobbled together a passable roster after everything seemed to fall apart initially. Bogut and Curry represent the type of moves the Dallas front office...
Mavs Moneyball Jul 21, 2016

Mavs Moneyball is looking for new contributors

A great chance to join our team. Hello! I'm the editor-in-chief at Mavs Moneyball and we're looking to bring on new contributors for the site. I believe this is a great opportunity to write for the best Mavericks blog on the internet (in my biased view, anyway), whether you want to do it as a hobby or are hoping to gain experience for a sports journalism career. Before you apply, I'd really recommend you read through this brief Q&A section, which should help you write the best application possible. What is Mavs Moneyball? We're a Mavericks fan blog in the SB Nation family of networks. We've...
Mavs Moneyball Jul 20, 2016

Quincy Acy could be an improved Dwight Powell at a fraction of the cost

The Mavericks newest forward could provide the team with a true Dirk Nowitzki backup they haven't had since Shawn Marion. The Mavericks have a really odd way of showing their commitment to Dwight Powell. Last season before the trade deadline, Donnie Nelson said they had first round draft pick offers for Powell but they declined because they liked him. Within a month, Powell was basically out of the rotation in favor of off-the-street pickup David Lee. This summer, the Mavs handed him a four year deal at $37 million, with Rick Carlisle saying he's going to be a big rotation player. A week...
Mavs Moneyball Jul 15, 2016

Relive Dirk Nowitzki and Tim Duncan's Game 7 duel from the 2006 playoffs

40 years from now, when my grandchildren teleport into my upstairs bedroom and ask me about the greatness of Dirk Nowitzki and Tim Duncan, I'll pull up this video. Game 7 in 2006 was each superstar's performing to their absolute peak on a pressure cooked stage. Dirk put up 37 points and 15 rebounds, while Duncan poured in 41 pts and 15 rebounds himself. The two power forwards will always be intertwined due to their proximity, loyalty and positional dominance. However, their competitive will often gets lost in the conversation because of their demeanor. Dirk and Duncan are franchise...
Indy Cornrows Jul 6, 2016

Salary dump brings Jeremy Evans to Indiana Pacers

Acquiring the former Slam Dunk Champion is the latest, albeit low-risk, example of the Pacers prioritizing energy and athleticism over floor spacing. The Indiana Pacers have acquired forward Jeremy Evans and cash from the Dallas Mavericks, reports Adrian Wojnarowski of The Vertical. Evans, who won the 2012 Slam Dunk Contest, averaged 2.4 points and 1.8 rebounds on 54 percent shooting in 30 games played last season with the Mavericks. Shedding the 28-year-old's $1.2 million salary owed to him in 2016-17 will free up the cap space the Mavericks need to re-sign Dirk Nowitzki to a two-year,...
CelticsBlog Jul 6, 2016

Boston Celtics Daily Links 7/6/16

All the Celtics news you need in one convenient place. Herald   Kevin Durant's decision settles in with Celtics playersBulpett: Next steps for Celtics aren’t so clear now Celtics notebook: Trio of injuries forces summer league lineup changes Celtics rookie Jaylen Brown sits out after strong summer league debutVideo shows Lakers' Nick Young holding firework that bursts Globe  Everybody should have known better about where Kevin Durant was headedNo, the NBA is not ruined because Kevin Durant chose the WarriorsWake Up With Wilbur: Durant to Boston...in 2017?Dirk Nowitzki to stay with...
Mavs Moneyball Jul 6, 2016

The Mavericks will trade Jeremy Evans to the Indiana Pacers, per report

Evans had to be dumped to sign Dirk Nowitzki to his new contract. The Mavericks will send Jeremy Evans to the Pacers along with cash, according to The Vertical's Adrian Wojnarowski,which will free up the room they need to re-sign Dirk Nowitzki to a two-year, $40 million contract. Yesterday, we discussed why the Mavericks would have to deal Evans. Although there were other options, trading or waiving Evans was the easiest one. Dallas is also expected to waive JaVale McGee's contract, which is non-guaranteed until July 12. Dallas liked Evans, which is why they gave him a two-year guaranteed...
Mavs Moneyball Jul 6, 2016

Dirk Nowitzki: 'I will definitely finish my career in Dallas'

In case there was any further doubts, now there's not. For a brief moment this weekend, after the Mavericks missed out on their top free agent targets with seemingly no backup plan, when it seemed like Dirk Nowitzki could -- or at least should -- leave Dallas. But the Mavericks rebounded nicely, and as it turns out, Nowitzki really was never going to leave anyway. "I've always said that I want to finish my career in Dallas," Nowitzki said in the German publication Spox on Tuesday, as translated to English. "I have now played 18 seasons and it would be great if I could make 20 seasons full....

Nowitzki will stay with Mavs

The Mavericks and Nowitzki have reached agreement on a two-year, $40 million contract, a person with knowledge of the deal told the Associated Press on condition of anonymity Tuesday because contracts can’t be signed until late Wednesday night Central time. The person also said the Mavericks have agreed to a two-year, $6 million contract with free agent guard Seth Curry, the younger brother of the Warriors’ Stephen Curry. Nowitzki’s future with the Mavericks was in doubt Friday, the opening day of free agency, when Dallas struck out on its top targets for the fifth straight...
Mavs Moneyball Jul 5, 2016

How the Mavericks will manipulate the salary cap to re-sign Dirk Nowitzki

Dallas will pay Dirk Nowitzki a well-earned $20 million next season, but they'll need to sneak under the salary cap to do it. It's July 5, still days before summer league, and the Dallas Mavericks have nearly finalized their roster. It's a rare spot for the team to be in. DeAndre Jordan's famous indecision didn't happen until July 8, which left the team scrambling, and I have memories of interviewing Mark Cuban at Las Vegas Summer League in 2014 while the Chandler Parsons offer sheet was pending This morning, the Mavericks announced that they had re-signed Dirk Nowitzki. The Dallas legend...

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