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Mavs Moneyball May 27, 2016

Zaza Pachulia was a rock in uncertain times for the Mavericks

The fallback plan for the Mavericks became an unexpectedly key piece. Looking back From 2011 to 2015, the Dallas Mavericks had 10 different players start games at center. Entering the summer of 2015, Dallas seemed poised to finally land the young free agent long sought after, this time in the form of DeAndre Jordan. We all know how that turned out. Enter Zaza Pachulia, who came to the Mavericks by way of Milwaukee essentially for free, with Dallas sending out a future second round pick with insane protections. It feels like a long time ago now, but the days after the DeAndre incident were...
Mavs Moneyball May 25, 2016

Dwight Howard could be the Mavericks' best option to upgrade at center

The Mavericks need a better plan than Pachulia, Mejri and Lee if they want to contend. After #DeAndreGate last offseason, the Mavs managed to cobble together a somewhat respectable center rotation, with Zaza Pachulia shining early, Salah Mejri providing a spark later on in the season, David Lee bringing a respectable presence, and JaVale McGee, well....he was there too. But there were clearly some glaring flaws, so -- looking at the past season and the season to come, what should the Mavericks be looking for at the center position this offseason? Doyle (@TheKobeBeef): It was surprising that...
Mavs Moneyball May 20, 2016

Salah Mejri's surprising season gave the Mavericks a defensive boost

The 29-year-old rookie from Tunisia wasn't on most people's radar to start the year but ended up giving the Mavericks the defensive presence in the paint they needed. Looking back There were zero expectations for Salah Mejri before the season started. Zero. Zilch. None. He was a foreign find that most expected to be a training camp body and nothing more. Even when Mejri beat out Samuel Dalemderp Dalembert for the final center spot on the roster, we mostly assumed Mejri would lag behind Zaza Pachulia and Dwight Powell. That's how the season went, for the most part. Mejri played 20 total...