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Mavs Moneyball Aug 19, 2016

The Mavericks as Pokemon

With the Pokemon craze higher than ever, we take a look at which Mavericks remind us of which Pokemon Pokemon Go has made us all revert back to our 13-year-old selves. With the NBA as diverse as the Pokemon world, it’s hard not to compare the Mavericks to our favorite Pokemon. Sometimes comparing a point guard to a center can be tough, but at least this way we can put it in a different medium. Assuming Rick Carlisle is Ash Ketchum, let’s check out his lineup: Dirk - Alakazam It has an IQ of 5000. It calculates many things in order to gain the edge in every battle. Dirk is...
Mavs Moneyball Aug 17, 2016

Bogut, Barnes, Brussino all get burn in Olympics semis

Bogut had a good, if not spectacular, all around game, while Barnes and Brussino were given a few garbage time minutes. Well, if there's one thing Mavs fans have learned through these Olympics, it's that Andrew Bogut was a hugely quality pickup for Dallas this offseason. Throughout these Olympics, Bogut has gifted us with quality performances despite posting less than eye-popping stats. What's been most impressive has been how well-rounded his game has been. He's doing just about everything for Australia--one game he'll have double digit points, the next he'll post a bunch of rebounds....
Rufus on Fire Aug 9, 2016

Charlotte Hornets to open preseason against Dallas Mavericks

The Hornets released their preseason schedule Monday. The team will play seven games against new and familiar faces. Here’s everything you need to know. The Charlotte Hornets will open their preseason on Oct. 3 against the Dallas Mavericks, according to their official preseason schedule. The Hornets’ seven-game schedule will also see them take on the Boston Celtics, Minnesota Timberwolves, Chicago Bulls, and Miami Heat. Here’s the full schedule: Monday, Oct. 3 against the Dallas Mavericks in Dallas, TX Thursday, Oct. 6 against the Boston Celtics in Greensboro, NC Saturday, Oct. 8...
Mavs Moneyball Aug 6, 2016

Harrison Barnes scores 8 in Team USA win over China, 119-62

Also, Andrew Bogut shined in Australia’s first game. Team USA Basketball kicked off group play today versus China, and as expected, won handily, 119 to 62. The team is pretty much structured to get off to a big lead before throwing in some defensive subs, so Harrison Barnes didn’t get a chance to play until late in the first half. As someone who is not a real student of basketball technique, I liked what I saw. Granted the competition is not what we are used to, but Barnes stayed pesky on every single possession and got in guys’ faces constantly. His first points of the game came on a...
Mavs Moneyball Aug 5, 2016

Harrison Barnes and more Mavericks to watch as Team USA kicks off in Rio

Three Dallas Mavericks are competing in the games which start on Saturday. Here's a helpful little guide on what to look for and why to watch if you're a Mavs fan. The Summer Olympics are here, which thank goodness because I was not ready to watch anymore innings of baseball or politics coverage. Basketball is back! Sorta! Somehow, the Mavericks have three players competing in the games this month and none of them are named Dirk Nowitzki. Since Team USA is expected to steamroll the competition, here's what to watch for each of the three national teams that sport Mavs players. Argentina Mavs...
Mavs Moneyball Aug 2, 2016

Watch all of Justin Anderson's 25 blocks from this past season

The Mavs rookie showed right away he can do one thing very well -- swatting shots and chasing down would-be fastbreaks.
Mavs Moneyball Aug 1, 2016

The Mavericks have the 13th-best starting lineup, says CBS Sports

Dallas slides into the upper half of the league with their starting five according to CBS Sports. The Mavericks’ starting lineup has changed yet again, and according to CBS Sports’ NBA staff, that’s a good thing. They have ranked Dallas’ starting five as the 13th best in the NBA, ahead of the Chicago Bulls and New York Knicks and behind the Minnesota Timberwolves and Portland Trail Blazers. There’s no doubt that Andrew Bogut is the better player than Zaza Pachulia when healthy, and Harrison Barnes will be an upgrade over the hampered version of Chandler Parsons that Dallas had...