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Mavs Moneyball 19 hours ago

Charlie Villanueva wants consistency, would love to return to Mavericks

The Mavericks finished for the season with exit interviews on Wednesday. Here's a quoteboard of what Charlie Villanueva said. On if he would like to be back in Dallas "I would to come back. It felt like this organization gave me an opportunity, gave me a chance, took a chance on me. I'm a loyal and I would love to be back, but that's not my decision. Hopefully management and my agent can work something out." On what the coaching staff told him in his exit interview "Positive things. They said I exceeded expectations, that I was a positive teammate, and I was a specialist. I went out there...
Mavs Moneyball 22 hours ago

Devin Harris talks about a potential starter's role, why Rajon Rondo didn't work

The Mavericks finished for the season with exit interviews on Wednesday. Here's a quoteboard of what Devin Harris said. On summing up the season "Trying year. With all the new guys we had coming into the season and making an in-season trade, trying to get guys adjusted, it was just kind of an uphill battle all year long, trying to get everybody to play to their strengths, it was tough." On the Rondo trade "Anytime you make an in-season trade it's tough, especially at such an integral part of our offense which is the point guard position, with a player who has been great and try to fit him...
Mavs Moneyball May 2, 2015

Dallas Mavericks top 5 stories of the week

The Mavericks' season is over so we try to sum it up. The Mavericks season has ended. Catch up with all of our first round coverage against the Rockets right here. Jonathan Tjarks sums up the season with the lesson of how the Rockets' team building strategy trumped Dallas in round one. We're big Rick Carlisle fans. Sounds like he'll be sticking around for a while. Read all of our exit interview quoteboards, too! Rumor time! Could DeAndre Jordan be interested in playing in Dallas?
Mavs Moneyball May 1, 2015

Houston's approach to team-building exposed the Mavs in the playoffs

The Rockets approach to team building -- and the reason the Mavericks looked at hiring Gersson Rosas a while back -- was vindicated in their five-game win over the Mavs. When the 2012 NBA draft rolled around, there was no one in particular the Mavs were after. Sitting at No. 17 and one season removed from a championship, they didn't see much chance of securing a player who would make an instant impact. They ended up moving back seven spots in the first round, something you never see NBA teams do, in order to pick up a project (Jared Cunningham) and get two second-round picks (Jae Crowder...
Mavs Moneyball May 1, 2015

Al-Farouq Aminu talks about wanting to return to Dallas, Tyson Chandler as a mentor, more

The Mavericks finished for the season with exit interviews on Wednesday. Here's a quoteboard of what Al-Farouq Aminu said. On evaluating his season "I had a lot of growth this year. Just being around these vets I learned a lot about how to conduct myself throughout the year. And I really appreciate everything from the coaching staff and the vets. I learned a lot." On how Tyson Chandler helped "It's funny. He was one of the first people to appreciate what I did out there on the court. I remember my wife showing me something he said in an article saying that I do a lot of stuff that doesn't...
Mavs Moneyball May 1, 2015

Dirk Nowitzki on Olympics participation, mental exhaustion and more

The Mavericks finished for the season with exit interviews on Wednesday. Here's a quoteboard of what Dirk said. On evaluating season "I think our goal was, we talked about it in October, that we would love to have homecourt advantage in the first round, to get out of the first round or put ourselves in a good position to get out of the first round. And we didn't achieve that. Probably various reasons, some injury problems, really not consistent enough, not winning enough against the good teams, on the road or at home. You've got to find a way to win your fair share of those." On why it...
SLC Dunk Apr 30, 2015

NBA Draft 2015: April Mock Draft -- Dallas Mavericks select Rondae Hollis-Jefferson

With the 21st pick of the 2015 NBA Draft . . . the Dallas Mavericks select Rondae Hollis-Jefferson from the University of Arizona
Mavs Moneyball Apr 30, 2015

Rick Carlisle is the Mavericks' Jerry Sloan

At exit interviews, general manager Donnie Nelson expressed some strong words of support for the Mavericks' head coach. Any head coach of an NBA team has to understand the simple economic principle of supply and demand. With only 30 positions available in the world, demand for the best rises dramatically. As a result, job security is virtually nonexistent. Rick Carlisle has bucked that trend. As the Mavericks coach heads into his eighth season at the helm of Dallas' squad, he has earned protections in a market full of quick trigger fingers. Even after a rocky relationship with Rajon Rondo...
Mavs Moneyball Apr 30, 2015

Chandler Parsons talks about his first year with Mavericks, Rondo trade, more

The Mavericks finished for the season with exit interviews on Wednesday. Here's a quoteboard of what Chandler Parsons said. On what he knows about his surgery "Nothing yet. I should be finding out here soon. I wanted to hold off as far as we kept playing and I didn't want to jump into anything and miss games. I wanted to with the team as long as the team kept going so obviously now that it's over. I'll talk with my agent, talk with parents, talk with the staff here and decide as soon as possible because obviously I want to have it done sooner than later. The quicker I have it, the quicker...
Mavs Moneyball Apr 30, 2015

Rick Carlisle talks challenges of changing rosters, Dirk's possible Olympics participation

The Mavericks finished for the season with exit interviews on Wednesday. Here's a quoteboard of what Rick Carlisle said. On whether he'd be OK with another 15 years as Mavs head coach [laughs] "Sure." On the positives and negatives of this season "All things considered, there were many positives. Going out in the first round is never something that we want to even consider accepting here with the Mavericks. But we had a group of guys that really fought their butts off until the end in difficult circumstances. Lot of guys banged up. Losing Parsons was a real disappointment and other guys...
Mavs Moneyball Apr 30, 2015

Donnie Nelson talks about the Rajon Rondo trade, Rick Carlisle's fit with Mavericks

The Mavericks talked at exit interviews on Wednesday. Here are quoteboards with what they said. On this season "I wouldn't call winning 50 in the West a failure but at the same time we're used to bigger and better things. We all wish we could've done better but the boys fought every single game. With the exception of Game 2 we were right there at the end. A little bit of execution on our part, a couple shots fall, that type of thing, but hindsight is always 20/20. They certainly played better than we did and deserved to win the series." On the Rondo trade "That was definitely something...
Mavs Moneyball Apr 29, 2015

Chandler Parsons ready for 'bigger role' with Mavericks next season

Concerns over a late season knee injury linger, but Parsons and the Mavericks are confident in his role moving forward. The late season knee injury that forced Chandler Parsons to miss the regular season's final six games and all but Game 1 in their first round playoff series against the Rockets robbed them of a fighting chance to pull up a postseason upset. With 10 players hitting free agency and Dirk Nowitzki aging, it also took away the one known quantity of Dallas' team headed into yet another offseason full of questions. Parsons still doesn't know when or even what his surgery will be,...
Mavs Moneyball Apr 29, 2015

Mavs Moneyball takes on another offseason, but first, thanks for reading!

I swear it's like this offseason thing happens every year. Here we are again, sitting at the threshold of letting one NBA season go and embracing another. It can be tough to figure out exactly how long we should dwell on 82+ games before adjusting our focus. I can tell you how we plan to do it, though. First, I want to thank you. If you're reading this, you've almost assuredly clicked on at least one Mavs Moneyball post, whether it was our 4,500-word preview of the playoff series or a 45-word post in the #misc section about a silly block we enjoyed. There's a lot of different kinds of...
Mavs Moneyball Apr 28, 2015

Mavericks playoffs 2015: Dallas' season ends with 103-94 Game 5 loss

This is how a season ends. A game that made no sense to conclude a season that made even less. There's something fitting, even poetic about that. The Mavericks lost 103-94 to the Rockets in Game 5. It was a series that had been lost from the moment Chandler Parsons' knee ended his year, yet still the Mavericks hung around. They played the Rockets even for three quarters in Game 2, came up just two points shy in Game 3, won big in the series' penultimate matchup before falling on Tuesday. They relied on Al-Farouq Aminu, J.J. Barea and Charlie Villanueva. They started Richard Jefferson and...
Mavs Moneyball Apr 28, 2015

Al-Farouq Aminu throws down fast break dunk, gets Lil Wayne shoutout

Al-Farouq Aminu is having himself one hell of a series. Look at this full-court dunk while avoiding two defenders! Look who also thought it was pretty cool. Holy Aminu!! — Lil Wayne WEEZY F (@LilTunechi) April 29, 2015 Lil Wayne: secret member of basketball Twitter.
Mavs Moneyball Apr 28, 2015

Dallas Mavericks at Houston Rockets game 5 preview: fun while it lasted?

Hey, it was a fun season. Well, friends, we stand on the precipice of history. Facing elimination, the Mavericks staved off elimination Sunday night. What will happen? Will the Mavs win? Umm, yeah... maybe? But probably not. Sure, Dallas has looked like a new team in the past two games, or at least the team they were before they traded for Rondo, but history is not on their side. No team has ever come back from a 0-3 deficit to win a series and it's extremely unlikely that this will be the squad that does it. The Mavericks are beat up, injured, and sporadic. They managed to overcome that...
Mavs Moneyball Apr 27, 2015

Chandler Parsons could undergo microfracture surgery, per report

Chandler Parsons' knee may be worse than expected. When Chandler Parsons tweaked his knee on March 29 against the Pacers, it was considered only a nuisance. Parsons went on to score 27 that evening and 22 points against the Thunder in the following game. However, Parsons aggravated the injury on April 2 against the Rockets and missed the remaining six games in the regular season. In Game 1, Parsons squeezed out a tough 37 minutes, but it was clear his knee wasn't right. He was ruled out for the remainder of the playoffs with the diagnosis of his knee injury remaining cloudy. That picture...
Mavs Moneyball Apr 27, 2015

Quoteboard for Mavericks 121, Rockets 109: 'Mom never let me play football'

Dallas stays alive with a Game 4 win at the American Airlines Center. Rick Carlisle On starting Aminu and Barea: "They've been two of the most effective players in the series, but we had injuries too. Felton started the previous game -- he was banged up. RJ was banged up. That contributed to it as well. We really felt like we needed as much rebounding as possible in the game at start. The difference is that it's 52-38 on the boards for us and that's the game, so we've to keep rebounding." On going down nine early and rebounding: "It's a long game and our guys were in this to fight this...
The Dream Shake Apr 27, 2015

Rockets vs. Mavericks final score: Houston goes ice cold, drops Game 4

The Mavericks ran by the poor-shooting Rockets and forced a Game 5. The Dallas Mavericks soundly beat the Houston Rockets tonight, 121-109. The Rockets couldn't hit any sort of shot, and they lacked the intensity required to close out a playoff series. The game was not close. James Harden led the way with 24 points, but scored just 14 after the first quarter and was largely quieted by Al-Farouq Aminu. Josh Smith played the best of any Rocket, hitting four out of five three-pointers on his way to a series-best 23 points, but it wasn't enough. The rest of the Rockets shot 3-26 from...
Mavs Moneyball Apr 27, 2015

Mavericks playoffs 2015 final score: Dallas finds 2014 groove, buries Rockets 121-109 in Game 4

Dallas remembered how to play like they did before the Rondo trade and just wins it with buckets. Not dead yet, said the Mavs. They probably should be, after a highly public blowup from their point guard and after one of their most important players was lost for the series. But they're not. The Mavericks came together for a 121-109 win on Sunday in a game that reminded you of everything that was good about basketball. Dirk Nowitzki hit signature shots, Monta Ellis found his rhythm and the team oozed pure fun. Down 12 points early in the second quarter, it quickly became apparent that this...

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