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The Smoking Cuban Aug 16, 2019

Dallas Mavericks injury updates: Kristaps Porzingis, J.J. Barea, Tim Hardaway Jr.

Dallas Mavericks Kristaps Porzingis, J.J. Barea, and Tim Hardaway Jr. are all coming off season-ending surgeries. Here is an update on their statuses. Dallas Mavericks fans are just starting to gear up for another season. The roster is set. Now fans are just waiting for training camp to begin. The NBA announced that it will […] Dallas Mavericks injury updates: Kristaps Porzingis, J.J. Barea, Tim Hardaway Jr. - The Smoking Cuban - The Smoking Cuban - A Dallas Mavericks Fan Site - News, Blogs, Opinion and More
SportsDay Aug 15, 2019
Will the Mavericks make the playoffs in 2019-20? This study lists one standout quality that should help them get there

Will the Mavericks make the playoffs in 2019-20? This study lists one standout quality that should help them get there

With plenty of cap space and young budding stars in Luka Doncic and Kristaps Porzingis, fans expected the Mavericks to make some noise in the offseason.Instead, the Mavs struck out on targets like Kemba Walker and Danny Green, but added Delon Wright, Boban Marjanovic and brought back Seth Curry while keeping their core intact. And while the West got stronger, one metric says the Mavs will make the playoffs in 2019-20 for the first time since 2016. ESPN recently projected the win-loss records for all 30 NBA teams and the overall standings for next season using their real plus-minus stat....
The Smoking Cuban Aug 15, 2019

Dallas Mavericks top plays: Kristaps Porzingis trade vs. win over Warriors by 35

In one of the few top play pairings that does not include Luka Doncic or Dirk Nowitzki, how does the trade for Kristaps Porzingis hold up against the Dallas Mavericks 35-point win over the then defending champs, Golden State? The continual search for the Dallas Mavericks top play/moment of the 2018-19 season continues today with […] Dallas Mavericks top plays: Kristaps Porzingis trade vs. win over Warriors by 35 - The Smoking Cuban - The Smoking Cuban - A Dallas Mavericks Fan Site - News, Blogs, Opinion and More
SportsDay Aug 15, 2019
Mavs player profile: What role will Maxi Kleber have in a frontcourt rotation with Kristaps Porzingis, Dwight Powell

Mavs player profile: What role will Maxi Kleber have in a frontcourt rotation with Kristaps Porzingis, Dwight Powell

Editor's note: This is part of a series of Mavs player profiles about the 2019-20 roster.Maxi KleberPosition: Power forwardAge: 27Size: 6-11, 240 poundsExperience: 3rd seasonContract: In first season of his four-year, $35 million contract that pays $8 million for 2019-202018-19 recap: Kleber continued to carve out his niche during his second season in Dallas, as his scoring average (6.8 points per game) increased by more than one point, and he set personal bests in average rebounds (4.6) and assists (1.0). Perhaps his most notable improvement was as a three-point shooter, where he boosted his...
SportsDay Aug 14, 2019
Mavs player profile: Kristaps Porzingis' max deal locks forward in as building block alongside Luka Doncic

Mavs player profile: Kristaps Porzingis' max deal locks forward in as building block alongside Luka Doncic

Editor's note: This is part of a series of Mavs player profiles about the 2019-20 roster.Kristaps PorzingisPosition: Power forward Age: 24 Size: 7-3, 240 pounds Experience: 5th seasonContract: In the first season of his five-year, $158 million max deal that pays $27.3 million for 2019-20.2018-19 recap: There’s not much on-court performance to reflect on, as Porzingis hasn’t played in a game since tearing his left ACL on Feb. 6, 2018. But last season wasn’t all focused on rehabilitation for the Unicorn. About two months after the Mavericks traded two future first-round picks, Dennis...
SportsDay Aug 12, 2019
Analyzing Mavericks' 2019-20 schedule: Vastly increased national TV exposure, fewer back-to-backs

Analyzing Mavericks' 2019-20 schedule: Vastly increased national TV exposure, fewer back-to-backs

The Mavericks' summer retooling, and the prospect of a healthy Kristaps Porzingis in the lineup, have done little to impress reporters and oddsmakers.Clearly, though, TV network executives' interest in the Mavericks is piqued, judging from Monday's release of the 2019-20 NBA schedule.Nine Mavericks games will air nationally on ESPN, including the season's second game, at New Orleans, on Oct. 25. Four Dallas games will air on TNT.Last season, despite the addition of eventual Rookie of the Year Luka Doncic, the Mavericks were scheduled for two ESPN appearances and three on TNT. In 2017-18,...
ClutchPoints Aug 11, 2019
Nuggets’ Bol Bol says his game is similar to Mavs’ Kristaps Porzingis

Nuggets’ Bol Bol says his game is similar to Mavs’ Kristaps Porzingis

Denver Nuggets rookie Bol Bol believes that there are similarities between his game and that of Dallas Mavericks’ Kristaps Porzingis. In an interview with HoopsHype’s Bryan Kalbrosky, Bol said that although Los Angeles Lakers’ LeBron James is his favorite players growing up, Porzingis was one of the guys he watched the most because he often […] The post Nuggets’ Bol Bol says his game is similar to Mavs’ Kristaps Porzingis appeared first on ClutchPoints.
ClutchPoints Aug 10, 2019
Rick Carlisle says Kristaps Porzingis is ‘one of his favorite young players ever’

Rick Carlisle says Kristaps Porzingis is ‘one of his favorite young players ever’

The Dallas Mavericks acquired Kristaps Porzingis in a blockbuster trade last February to form an international star tandem with Luka Doncic. In an interview with Eddie Sefko of Mavs.com, Mavs head coach Rick Carlisle admitted that he has been enamored with the 7-foot-3 Latvian Unicorn ever since he entered the NBA. “Listen, I can’t wait […] The post Rick Carlisle says Kristaps Porzingis is ‘one of his favorite young players ever’ appeared first on ClutchPoints.
The Smoking Cuban Aug 10, 2019

Dallas Mavericks best dunks from the 2018-2019 season

Dallas Mavericks supporters were treated to plenty of highlights during the 2018-2019 season. Here is a look at the team’s best dunks. Dallas Mavericks fans are gearing up for a new season. We are just over a month away from training camp. It will be the team’s first full year with Kristaps Porzingis and their […] Dallas Mavericks best dunks from the 2018-2019 season - The Smoking Cuban - The Smoking Cuban - A Dallas Mavericks Fan Site - News, Blogs, Opinion and More
ClutchPoints Aug 10, 2019
Rumor: Knicks still believe trading Kristaps Porzingis was the right move

Rumor: Knicks still believe trading Kristaps Porzingis was the right move

Back in January, the New York Knicks decided to trade disgruntled star Kristaps Porzingis to the Dallas Mavericks, which allowed them to free up enough cap space to sign two superstars to max contracts in free agency. Obviously, their top targets didn’t choose another team, which left the front office with no choice but to […] The post Rumor: Knicks still believe trading Kristaps Porzingis was the right move appeared first on ClutchPoints.
ClutchPoints Aug 9, 2019
Mavs’ JJ Barea describes Kristaps Porzingis, Luka Doncic tandem ‘a great combination’

Mavs’ JJ Barea describes Kristaps Porzingis, Luka Doncic tandem ‘a great combination’

Dallas Mavericks veteran point guard JJ Barea chimed in on the Kristaps Porzingis and Luka Doncic tandem by calling it a ‘great combination.’ In an interview with Dwain Price of mavs.com, Barea shared his thoughts on their two young stars, Porzingis and Doncic. To recall, Porzingis was traded to the Mavericks in January. However, since […] The post Mavs’ JJ Barea describes Kristaps Porzingis, Luka Doncic tandem ‘a great combination’ appeared first on ClutchPoints.
ClutchPoints Aug 8, 2019
Action Bronson says Kristaps Porzingis ‘didn’t have New York in him’

Action Bronson says Kristaps Porzingis ‘didn’t have New York in him’

Earlier this year, the New York Knicks have decided to part ways with rising star Kristaps Porzingis. The team traded him to the Dallas Mavericks in exchange for Dennis Smith Jr., and while most fans were extremely upset by this move, there are some individuals who actually supported it. One of which is rapper and […] The post Action Bronson says Kristaps Porzingis ‘didn’t have New York in him’ appeared first on ClutchPoints.
The Smoking Cuban Aug 7, 2019

Dallas Mavericks: Kristaps Porzingis could be the best center in Mavs history

Dallas Mavericks big man Kristaps Porzingis could quickly become the best center in team history after signing his five-year max contract. The Dallas Mavericks signed DeAndre Jordan last summer, and one could proclaim he’d be in the running for best center in team history. That did not work out as Jordan was traded in January. […] Dallas Mavericks: Kristaps Porzingis could be the best center in Mavs history - The Smoking Cuban - The Smoking Cuban - A Dallas Mavericks Fan Site - News, Blogs, Opinion and More
The Smoking Cuban Aug 7, 2019

Dallas Mavericks top plays: Dirk Nowitzki’s final home game or a 50-point win?

The Dallas Mavericks may not have been a top team in the NBA last year, but between Luka Doncic, Dirk Nowitzki and Kristaps Porzingis, they were certainly a very interesting team. Which play/moment was the biggest for the Mavs last year. For the next few weeks, we will be comparing what we have decided are […] Dallas Mavericks top plays: Dirk Nowitzki’s final home game or a 50-point win? - The Smoking Cuban - The Smoking Cuban - A Dallas Mavericks Fan Site - News, Blogs, Opinion and More
The Smoking Cuban Aug 5, 2019

Dallas Mavericks free agency grade: Dwight Powell extension

Dallas Mavericks center Dwight Powell received an extension this offseason. Here is a look at the deal and a grade for the Mavs signing. The Dallas Mavericks offseason did not go as fans expected. They entered the summer with cap space. Supporters dreamed of landing another All-Star to pair with Luka Doncic and Kristaps Porzingis. […] Dallas Mavericks free agency grade: Dwight Powell extension - The Smoking Cuban - The Smoking Cuban - A Dallas Mavericks Fan Site - News, Blogs, Opinion and More

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