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Playoff open thread: 05/28/16

Can the Warriors stave off elimination once again? We'll find out tonight! Included with each matchup is a list of each team's unrestricted (UFA) and restricted (RFA) free agents. I've added a few players who will probably opt out of their contracts this summer, ignoring the Dirk Nowitzki and Tim Duncan types who certainly aren't going anywhere. Go future Knicks! 9:00 PM - Golden State Warriors at Oklahoma City Thunder Thunder Free Agents: Kevin Durant (UFA), Nazr Mohammed(UFA), Dion Waiters (RFA), Randy Foye (UFA) Warriors Free Agents: Harrison Barnes (RFA), Festus Ezili (RFA,Ian Clark...
Posting and Toasting May 24, 2016

Playoff open thread: 05/24/16

Are the Warriors in trouble? Is Dion Waiters actually good now? Stay tuned! Included with each matchup is a list of each team's unrestricted (UFA) and restricted (RFA) free agents. I've added a few players who will probably opt out of their contracts this summer, ignoring the Dirk Nowitzki and Tim Duncan types who certainly aren't going anywhere. Go future Knicks! 9:00 PM - Oklahoma City Thunder vs. Golden State Warriors Thunder Free Agents: Kevin Durant (UFA), Nazr Mohammed(UFA), Dion Waiters (RFA), Randy Foye (UFA) Warriors Free Agents: Harrison Barnes (RFA), Festus Ezili (RFA,Ian Clark...
Posting and Toasting May 22, 2016

Playoff open thread: 05/22/16

Some awesome basketball would be welcome. Included with each matchup is a list of each team's unrestricted (UFA) and restricted (RFA) free agents. I've added a few players who will probably opt out of their contracts this summer, ignoring the Dirk Nowitzki and Tim Duncan types who certainly aren't going anywhere. Go future Knicks! 8:00 PM - Oklahoma City Thunder vs. Golden State Warriors Thunder Free Agents: Kevin Durant (UFA), Nazr Mohammed(UFA), Dion Waiters (RFA), Randy Foye (UFA) Warriors Free Agents: Harrison Barnes (RFA), Festus Ezili (RFA,Ian Clark (RFA), James Michael...
Posting and Toasting May 18, 2016

Playoff open thread: 05/18/16

Will the Warriors get revenge? Included with each matchup is a list of each team's unrestricted (UFA) and restricted (RFA) free agents. I've added a few players who will probably opt out of their contracts this summer, ignoring the Dirk Nowitzki and Tim Duncan types who certainly aren't going anywhere. Go future Knicks! 9:00 PM - Oklahoma City Thunder at Golden State Warriors Thunder Free Agents: Kevin Durant (UFA), Nazr Mohammed (UFA), Dion Waiters (RFA), Randy Foye (UFA) Warriors Free Agents: Harrison Barnes (RFA), Festus Ezili (RFA, Ian Clark (RFA), James Michael McAdoo (RFA), Marreese...
Posting and Toasting May 16, 2016

Playoff open thread: 05/16/16

Conference Finals, y'all! Will Warriors-Thunder live up to the hype? We can hope. Included with each matchup is a list of each team's unrestricted (UFA) and restricted (RFA) free agents. I've added a few players who will probably opt out of their contracts this summer, ignoring the Dirk Nowitzki and Tim Duncan types who certainly aren't going anywhere. Go future Knicks! 9:00 PM - Oklahoma City Thunder at Golden State Warriors Thunder Free Agents: Kevin Durant (UFA), Nazr Mohammed (UFA), Dion Waiters (RFA), Randy Foye (UFA) Warriors Free Agents: Harrison Barnes (RFA), Festus Ezili (RFA,...
Posting and Toasting May 12, 2016

Playoff open thread: 05/12/16

Only one game on the docket for tonight ... fortunately, it features the best matchup of the playoffs thus far. Included with each matchup is a list of each team's unrestricted (UFA) and restricted (RFA) free agents. I've added a few players who will probably opt out of their contracts this summer, ignoring the Dirk Nowitzki and Tim Duncan types who certainly aren't going anywhere. Go future Knicks! 8:30 PM - San Antonio Spurs at Oklahoma City Thunder Thunder Free Agents: Kevin Durant (UFA), Nazr Mohammed (UFA), Dion Waiters (RFA), Randy Foye (UFA) Spurs Free Agents: Boban Marjanovich...
Posting and Toasting May 10, 2016

Playoff open thread: 05/10/16

Only 1 game tonight ... get it while it's hot. Included with each matchup is a list of each team's unrestricted (UFA) and restricted (RFA) free agents. I've added a few players who will probably opt out of their contracts this summer, ignoring the Dirk Nowitzki and Tim Duncan types who certainly aren't going anywhere. Go future Knicks! 8:00 PM - Oklahoma City Thunder at San Antonio Spurs Thunder Free Agents: Kevin Durant (UFA), Nazr Mohammed (UFA), Dion Waiters (RFA), Randy Foye (UFA) Spurs Free Agents: Boban Marjanovich (RFA), Andre Miller (UFA), Kevin Martin (UFA), Matt Bonner (UFA),...
Mavs Moneyball May 10, 2016

Death, taxes and Dirk Nowitzki -- the oldest Maverick was also the best

Another year with Dirk Nowitzki and the Dallas Mavericks has come and gone. Did the Big German perform up to expectations? Manager's note: as we do each year, we'll be breaking down each player's season and looking forward to what might be over the next season. We start, as always, with the most important Maverick. Looking Back The Dallas Mavericks have now had 18 years with Dirk Nowitzki. There are only 35 players in NBA history who have played 18 or more seasons. Few have played as well as Dirk this late into their careers. With a career old enough to vote and enter the military, it has...

Luke Walton's hire is the latest sign the Lakers want to embrace modern basketball

Los Angeles has had some high profile misses over the last few years. Will Walton be the latest? Carmelo Anthony, LeBron James, Chris Bosh, Dirk Nowitzki, Dwight Howard and LeMarcus Aldridge didn't want to play here. Strike. Mike Brown, cutting edge young coach, didn't work out here. Strike. Mike D'Antoni, he who modernized the NBA with his now-legendary "Six Second Or Less" pace and space offense, couldn't stick around here. Strike. Steve Nash, who defied the laws of time and space for so many years, couldn't stay on the court here. Strike. How many strikes make an out again? Over the past...
Mavs Moneyball May 2, 2016

What does Dirk Nowitzki's opt-out say about the Mavericks' past -- and future?

Our staff discusses their reactions to the news that Dirk is opting out, and some likely and unlikely things that might happen. In the wake of Dirk Nowitzki's somewhat surprising opt-out of the final year of his contract, a lot of folks have wondered whether there's a chance he could leave Dallas, and if not, what it means. We asked our staff to discuss. What are your initial thoughts on Dirk's decision to opt-out of the final year of his contract? Josh (@boweman55): I think this is the first time Dirk has finally realized how much power he holds over the Mavericks front office. Dirk...
Mavs Moneyball May 2, 2016

Dirk Nowitzki opting out doesn't mean he's leaving the Mavericks ... probably

Strange news to kick off the Mavericks' offseason. Dirk Nowitzki will opt out of the final year of his contract with the Dallas Mavericks and become a free agent this summer, he told 1310 The Ticket's BaD Radio show on Monday afternoon. Nowitzki had a player option worth $8.6 million for next season. This is confusing news for the Mavericks, but I'd stop short of calling it worrisome. Dirk Nowitzki has said for a while that "the plan" has been to return to Dallas next year, but the implication was that he would do that by opting into his contract. Instead, Nowitzki will be a free agent on...
Mavs Moneyball May 1, 2016

Chandler Parsons posts a photo of him and DeAndre Jordan so EVERYTHING'S ALRIGHT NOW

DOES THIS MEAN DEANDRE IS A MAVERICK AGAIN NOW Last year, Chandler Parsons and DeAndre Jordan became best buds when Parsons was trying to get him to Dallas and then became, well, not best buds when DeAndre said he would come and didn't. BUT NOW! Now they're buds again, I guess, because they posted this Instagram proving they're buds because the caption reads "#NoHardFeelings." #nohardfeelings A photo posted by ChandlerParsons (@chandlerparsons) on May 1, 2016 at 4:16pm PDT (I mean, they hang in the same friend circles, meaning Blake Griffin's in Los Angeles, so this isn't a huge...
Mavs Moneyball Apr 29, 2016

Deron Williams will opt out of his contract, become a free agent, per report

This is no real surprise. The question is how hard the Mavericks will pursue him. Deron Williams will exercise his player option that would have paid him $5.6 million next season and become a free agent, per ESPN's Tim MacMahon. Given the rising cap and Williams' solid-enough play, this is no real surprise for the 31-year-old point guard. Now, the question turns to the Mavericks. This season, Williams was a steady hand guiding the offense and avoided any major injuries until the final month of the season, when a sports hernia eventually ended his year early in the playoffs and will require...