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Mavs Moneyball Sep 13, 2016

3 Mavericks make SI’s top 100 players list

Dirk Nowitzki is put a single spot outside of the top 30. Sports Illustrated has released the first 70 players in its annual Top 100 NBA Players of 2017 ranking, and the Mavericks crack the list three times. They are as follows. Wesley Matthews, No. 92 Andrew Bogut, No. 83 Dirk Nowitzki, No. 31 These are all reasonable rankings, and I’m personally not too broken up over Harrison Barnes or Deron Williams missing the cut, either. If all goes well, Barnes will push for the 2018 rankings, and we can hope Justin Anderson makes a case for a spot in a couple years, too. Matthews is the player on...
Mavs Moneyball Aug 31, 2016

81 percent of the 2016 Mavericks will be gone in 3 years

But so will 76 percent of the average NBA team so... quit flipping out? Four years ago, I went to Thailand with my cousin where we rode mopeds, pet stoned tigers and watched Muay Thai. We also visited a Buddhist temple where I ran into a quote that I sometimes remember when I’m trying to decide how much I should care about something. It was: “Remember, one hundred years from now, all new people.” So the monks were clearly ballers, knowing that nothing, including NBA teams, lasts forever. In that spirit, let’s put on our GM hats and figure out how long a team lasts. This retention...